Historical operating theatre

Auburn Hospital

Our History

Auburn Hospital was first opened as the "Granville Electorate Cottage Hospital" in November 1907. It was derived from a movement that aimed to establish a health care facility to cover the area from Granville to Lidcombe. The official opening was the following May 23rd by Mrs Gibbons, wife of the Chairman.

The original cottage hospital had 18 beds and it was recorded that in 1911, 24 major operations were performed.

The name was changed to Auburn District Hospital in 1920.

By 1925 it became necessary to extend the building and its' first female ward was added. A further male ward was added in 1936. The cottage hospital continued to serve the community until July 1963, when all patients were transferred to the new building, (built directly behind it).

The official opening was 24th March 1964.

A maternity wing was put into operation in that same year, making Auburn District Hospital one of the largest health care facilities in the metropolitan area at that time and, reportedly, having the largest obstetric unit in the state outside of the inner-city maternity hospitals.

The Arthur Stone Annexe (formerly an orphanage) was purchased in 1971 and used as a Post Natal Unit until 1988.

The vibrant new Auburn Hospital, completed in 2009, is a welcoming and patient-friendly health care facility that is located in one of Australia’s most culturally diverse communities, about 19km from Sydney city and only minutes from the spectacular Sydney Olympic Park, site of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Auburn Health (as the organisation is known today) continues to meet the needs of a population very different to that of the early 1900s. 

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