Agency VA 1268
Hamilton Base Hospital
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Date Range: 1972 - 1998
 
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Hamilton Base Hospital assumed its current title in 1972 operative until July 1998 when it became part of the Western District Health Service (WDHS).

The foundation stone for the Hamilton Hospital and Benevolent Asylum was laid on 19 November 1862. It was founded by an association of compassionate citizens and was managed by a voluntary committee elected from charitable subscribers of one pound or more. Its first patients were admitted on 21 March 1863.

In 1893, a new and improved hospital was opened to the public. Further building and service developments occurred in 1897 with the opening of the Queen Victoria Infectious Hospital and also again in 1907 with the opening of the McKellar Maternity Hospital. From 1924 all Benevolent Asylum patients were transferred to Ballarat and the hospital subsequently became known as the Hamilton and District Base Hospital. Another name change in 1957 and the hospital was known as the Glenelg Base Hospital until 1972 when it became the Hamilton Base Hospital.
 
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1978 - 1988 Simple and Cross Indexes of Diseases and Operations Reports VPRS 14408 North Melbourne Closed
1983 - 1998 Admission and Separation/Discharge Reports VPRS 14407 North Melbourne Closed
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1972 - 1998 Health and welfare agencies VF 439
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1972 - 1978 Hospitals and Charities Commission VA 693
1978 - 1985 Health Commission of Victoria VA 652
1985 - 1992 Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria) VA 2695
1992 - 1996 Department of Health and Community Services VA 3092
1996 - 1998 Department of Human Services VA 3970
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1972 - 1998 Health and Welfare Agencies VRG 8