The Hospital first opened in November 1894 and cost a mere £750 to construct. The land itself was purchased for £850 and offered picturesque views of the country all the way to Botany Bay and out across the Pacific.
By July 1897, a new wing and additional nurses’ quarters had been opened, and plans for further alterations and improvements to the Hospital had been drawn up.
In 1898, the Hospital had admitted 107 patients and performed 17 operations.
In contrast, there were almost 10,000 people admitted to the emergency department in 2020 alone.
Perhaps my proudest achievement over the last 10 years, is the record spend on health infrastructure, front line health services and staff. Thanks to the NSW Government, more than $700 million has now been invested in St George Hospital and there is still more work to be done.
24 August 2022
The latest designs for the state-of-the-art Ambulatory Care Building, part of the $740 million St George Hospital redevelopment, have been unveiled. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said ..read news
02 March 2022
St George Hospital is set to welcome 102 new graduate nurses and 3 more graduate midwives from the end of this month. Member for Oatley, ..read news
28 January 2022
More than 1000 medical graduate interns have this week joined the ranks of the NSW Health system, with almost 80 being welcomed across the St ..read news
16 November 2021
The St George community is invited to have their say on the new $385 million Stage 3 redevelopment at St George Hospital which will provide ..read news
01 March 2021
St George Hospital has welcomed 60 new nurses and midwives in February with a further 35 scheduled to join in April as part of the ..read news