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.
07 August 2018
Member for Oatley Mark Coure MP today toured the newly refurbished works at St George Hospital as part of the hospital’s $300 million redevelopment. Mr Coure ..read news
28 June 2018
St George Hospital will have an expanded birthing suite and refurbished operating theatres as part of its $277 million upgrade, with $11.5 million committed in ..read news
21 June 2018
Expectant mums, new parents and newborns will benefit from a landmark $157 million Parents Package in tomorrow’s State Budget, as well as an additional $11.5 ..read news
16 February 2018
Member for Oatley Mark Coure MP today visited the Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS) Disability Services & Aged Day Centre to celebrate Chinese New Year ..read news
29 January 2018
St George Hospital welcomed 43 junior medical officers to the hospital to begin their internships; part of the record-breaking cohort of 999 medical interns starting ..read news