Collection 939 - Wagga Wagga Base Hospital

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SA 939


Wagga Wagga Base Hospital


  • 1881-1985 (Creation)

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21 boxes, 11 volumes, 2 photographs

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(1856 - present)

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Wagga Wagga District Hospital opened on 1 July 1856 and was situated in a slab cottage on the sandhill in Kincaid Street. In 1859, land was granted to the Hospital Committee to erect a new building on the corner of Tarcutta and Johnston Streets. By 1900, the hospital had outgrown this land and looked to rebuild on the edge of the township. In 1910 the hospital opened on its new site at the corner of Edward Street and Albury Road (later, Docker Street). In 1938 the name of the hospital changed to the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.
In 2016 it was briefly named the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital before once again becoming the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in February 2018.

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Midwifery registers, registers of surgical operations, report books, recovery dangerous drug book, registers of admissions and discharges, daily record of numbers book and photographs.


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Patient identifying health records are RESTRICTED for 110 years (Access Direction No. 7).
All other records are OPEN to public access.

A Reader’s Ticket issued by the State Archives and Records Authority of NSW is required to access original state archives and can be issued immediately upon production of identification. More information

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The reproducing and publishing of state archives is governed by the State Archives and Records Authority of NSW. More information

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