Greenslopes Private Hospital

Stage Number: MBSH.03.06.08

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Greenslopes-Coorparoo

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 83 Nicholson St. Greenslopes

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51275,153.04577222

Time Link: 1941

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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Erected 1941-42 as Brisbane’s first purpose-built, military base hospital. Architects: Hall and Phillips (Brisbane), Stephenson and Turner (Melbourne). In 1940, the icreasing wounded returning from Europe and the Middle East, led the Commonwealth to requistion 19 acres at Greenslopes for a 200-bed hospital complex. Construction began on 24 May 1941. It opened on 3 February 1942. Upgraded to 600 beds, it comprised 6 pavillion wards, boiler house, separate nurse and medical staff quarters, guardhouse and administration block. Designated 112th Army General Hospital (AGH), the Australian Army Medical Corps and Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) worked and lived there. Civilians from the Volunteer Aid Detachments (VAD) gave assistance. Later, other facilities were added, e.g. artificial limb factory, 2 chapels, mortuary. Renamed 112 (Brisbane) General Military Hospital and by 1945, it could treat 600 patients. It also served US Marines, Dutch seamen and some RAAF and RAN injured. Casualities from ‘TAMAR Incident’ and “Battle of Brisbane’ (both 1942) and the CENTUAR sinking (1943) went 112th AGH. Postwar, it remained a military and repariation hospital.


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Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.