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Sydney Hospital & Sydney Eye Hospital


Sydney hospital logoSydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital is steeped in history, with a legacy of nursing and medical firsts to its credit and having paved the way in many clinical areas - both nationally and internationally.    

Sydney Hospital is Australia's first hospital and dates from the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.

Sydney Hospital has been located at the present site on Macquarie Street since 1811, with 2011 marking its milestone of 200 years.

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The Sydney Eye Hospital started at Miller’s Point in 1882 and moved to another site Woolloomooloo in 1922, until finally joining the Sydney Hospital campus in 1996.

The Sydney Eye Hospital is a quaternary referral unit, providing surgical and medical management of vitreo-retinal, corneal, glaucoma, oculo-plastic and oculo-oncology conditions.

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital functions as one hospital and is co-located on the site of Macquarie Street in Sydney's central business district.

The Hospital includes ground floor emergency with eye hospital outpatients, two levels of clinical wards and an operating theatre on the top floor as well as an eight level car park.

Sydney Hospital has a dedicated hand unit and is a tertiary referral centre for hand trauma, abnormalities and diseases.

The Hospital also incorporates the Kirketon Road Centre and Sydney Sexual Health Centre which provide sexual health, drug and alcohol, HIV/AIDS and an AIDS psychiatry services.

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital has become a centre of excellence in the areas of eye, hand and sexual health as well as specialist alcohol and other drug treatment services, including such clinical areas as the Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney Hospital Hand Clinic, Sydney Sexual Health Centre and Kirketon Road Centre.

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospitals' modern facilities and professional staff provide a strong blend of general and specialist medical services for the public.

Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital is located at:

8 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
GPO Box 1614, Sydney NSW 2001 Australia
Telephone: +61 2 9382 7111 Facsimile:  +61 2 9382 7320

To celebrate Sydney Hospital’s Bicentenary, proud history and visionary future, the Hospital will be throwing its doors open even wider than ever to the general public.

On Saturday, 29 October 2011, the Sydney Hospital’s Bicentenary Community Open Day recognised the Hospital’s relationship with the local and wider community with a day of celebrations, recognising patients and staff past and present who have contributed to making Sydney Hospital the outstanding health facility it is today.

The Community Day took place on site in the Hospital’s courtyard, and featured tours of parts of the Hospital’s current clinical areas and historic areas, such as the Lucy Osburn Museum, stalls showcasing the work of Sydney Hospital’s clinical departments and facilities, special guests, live entertainment and food stalls.

Saturday, 29 October 2011, also saw the opening of the professionally curated exhibition, Sydney Hospital: celebrating 200 years of care and an historical tour within the Hospital.  The exhibition mapped the Hospital’s history - from its beginnings as a tent hospital with the First Fleet to the exemplary healthcare facility and centre of clinical excellence it is today and its future endeavours in the areas of general surgery, eye, hand and sexual health and drug and alcohol management.


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