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About The Prince of Wales Hospital & Community Health Services

Historical Overview

Graduate NursesThe Prince of Wales hospital today is a far cry from the original hospital built from public donations in the 1870s.

Now a major teaching hospital providing excellent healthcare to the south eastern Sydney community and specialist services to the state of NSW.

We would like to acknowledge the contribution made to the histories of our hospitals by Clement R. Broughton, author of "A Coast Chronicle: The History of the Prince Henry Hospital, 1881 - 1981" and Maylean Cordia, author of "Nurses At Little Bay: A Study of the Lives and Times of Members of the Nursing Profession and the Fortunes of their Training School, The Prince Henry Hospital of Sydney, previously known as The Coast Hospital, Little Bay, 1881 - 1990" (Prince Henry Trained Nurses Association, 1995)

The Prince of Wales Hospital has, over the years, merged with these fine institutions. For more information please select from the list below.

  Facility
Barker Street Entrance

The Prince of Wales Hospital

A timeline of major events, from historic beginnings as the Asylum for Destitute Children, to the present.

The Coast Hospital Gatehouse

The Prince Henry Hospital

A timeline of major events, from the early days of The Coast hospital, to the present.

Front of Royal South Sydney

Royal South Sydney Hospital

A timeline of major events, from its inception as South Sydney hospital, until the transfer of staff to Randwick in 2003.

Eastern Suburbs

Eastern Suburbs Hospital

A timeline of major events, from community beginnings in 1924, to 1980.

Simeon Pearce

Historic photo library

A selection of photographs, drawings and illustrations, from the colonial era until the present day.