Queen Victoria Hospital. (1896-1977)

Also known as
Queen Victoria Hospital. (1899-1977)
Queen Victoria Hospital for Women. (1896-1977)
Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. (1896-1977)
Function
Hospital; Hospitals or Clinics
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-761099

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Established in 1896, the Queen Victoria Hospital in Melbourne was the first women's hospital in Victoria, operated for women by women. Originally housed in William Street, Melbourne, new premises were purchased with money raised by Victorian women contributing to Dr Constance Stone's 'Shilling Fund'. The hospital moved to its Lonsdale Street site in 1946. In 1989 it was relocated to the Monash Medical Centre at Clayton. Established in 1896 as the Victoria Hospital for Women and Children, as a clinic in a local church hall, The Queen Victoria Hospital was one of three hospitals in the world founded, managed and staffed by women, 'For Women, By Women', for the benefit of poor women uncomfortable with male doctors. There were eleven female founding doctors led by Dr Constance Stone. The hospital was funded by an appeal coinciding with Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. After three years, there were enough funds to move into separate premises, the old Governess Institute in Mint Lane. Known as the Queen Victoria Hospital for Women and Children, the name changed to the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital when the Queen died in 1901. In 1946, the hospital moved into premises vacated by the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Lonsdale Street. In 1965, it became Monash University's teaching hospital for obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics, at which point it became a 'Family Hospital' that treated and employed males. In 1977 the hospital amalgamated with McCulloch House and was renamed the Queen Victoria Medical Centre. The years later , in 1987, it merged with Moorabbin Hospital and moved to Clayton. In 1991 it was involved with yet another merger, this time with Prince Henry's Hospital, to form the Monash Medical Centre.

From its beginnings as an out-patients' dispensary in La Trobe Street (where the three Drs Stone - Constance, Clara and Mary - worked on Monday mornings), the Queen Victoria Hospital expanded its premises with the purchase of the Governess' Institute at Mint Place in 1899, funded by a Jubilee Shilling Fund appeal.

The National Council of Women of Victoria moved for the establishment of an operating theatre for out-patients at the hospital in memory of Mary Stone, honorary secretary of the Council from 1904 to 1910. The theatre was opened in 1912. When the hospital added a new pathology block in 1937 it was named after Dr Janet Greig. In 1946 the hospital moved to premises on Lonsdale Street.

In 1977, the Queen Victoria Hospital was one of a number of institutions (including the Jessie McPherson Hospital and McCulloch House, a convalescent home) to amalgamate and form The Queen Victoria Medical Centre. It continued to operate from its Lonsdale Street site until 1989, when it was sold and relocated to the Monash Medical Centre at Clayton.

Following its closure, the centre tower of the hospital was refurbished and handed over to the women of Victoria. It is now known as the Queen Victoria Women's Centre.

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Started in the 1890s as the Victoria Hospital, the Queen Victoria Hospital opened in Little Lonsdale Street with its new name in 1899. It was originally a hospital run by women for women and children, with the first male patient being admitted in 1963. The hospital moved to larger premises in Lonsdale Street in 1946. In 1977 the amalgamation of several hospitals resulted in the formation of the Queen Victoria Medical Centre.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Queen Victoria Hospital
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Queen Victoria Hospital (1899 - 1977)
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Australian Science at Work
  3. Bricks or Spirit : the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne
    Russell, Emma
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing
  4. Bush Nursing in Victoria 1910-1985; the first seventy-five years
    Priestley, Susan
    [Melbourne]
    Published: Lothian
  5. Degrees of liberation : a short history of women in the University of Melbourne
    Kelly, Farley
    [Parkville, Vic.]
    Published: Women Graduates Centenary Committee, University of Melbourne
  6. Archives of the Queen Victoria Women's Hospital
    Series: Monash Medical Centre Historical Collection
    Papers relating to the Queen Victoria Women's Hospital are incorporated with those of the Monash Medical Centre, which is part Southern Health organisation.

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Queen Victoria Hospital
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Wells, Monika
    Published: 1998
    Series: Health and History, 1, 1, 80-82
  3. Bricks or Spirit? The Queen Victoria Hospital Melbourne
    Russell, Emma
    Published: Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 1997
  4. The Queen Victoria Hospital
    Russell, Emma
    Published: 1996
    Series: Australian Historical Studies, 27, 170-175

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