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.
23 November 2015
The $307 million redevelopment of St George Hospital is a step closer following approval of a development application by the Department of Planning and Environment. Mr ..read news
17 April 2014
Health Minister Jillian Skinner and local MPs Mark Coure and John Flowers have toured the new $39 million St George Hospital emergency department, which is ..read news
10 April 2014
Member for Oatley Mark Coure today accused NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson of lies and deceit over St George Hospital. “There is no $3 billion cut ..read news
13 February 2014
Member for Oatley Mark Coure today welcomed the 195 new nurses and midwives who are starting work at the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District ..read news
08 November 2013
Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and Minister for Mental Health Kevin Humphries today officially opened an Older Persons’ Sub-Acute Mental Health Unit at St George ..read news