• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE6495

Melbourne Lying-In Hospital and Infirmary fo Diseases of Women and Children

(From 1856 – )


The Royal Women’s Hospital, which was originally known as the ‘Melbourne Lying-in Hospital and Infirmary for Diseases of Women and Children’, was founded in August 1856. The aim of the founders was to provide a place where ‘underprivileged women could give birth and receive proper medical and nursing attention’.

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