Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Hospital Records

 

Also see Benevolent Asylum Records.


OVERVIEW

The following is a list of historical hospitals and their dates of operation in Melbourne and suburbs:

The following is a list of some historical hospitals and their dates of operation in the rest of Victoria:

 

PATIENT RECORDS

Hospitals may have an archive or museum that holds records. Public Record Office Victoria has many public hospital records, particularly those which have closed.

Patient records may be closed under Section 9 of the Public Records Act and they will not be released for 75 years after the creation of the records. An application under Freedom of Information may be made.

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - HOSPITAL PATIENT RECORDS

This is a finding aid for hospital patient records. The records are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/health-and-welfare/hospital-patient-records

 


MELBOURNE AND SUBURBS


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES

The Genealogical Society of Victoria has indexes and digitised hospital records online in its Genealogical Index of Names (GIN). Hospital records included:

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

TERRY FOENANDER - INDEXES TO DEATHS IN THE MELBOURNE HOSPITAL 1867-1880 (INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE)

This index was compiled from lists published in The Argus newspaper. They include name, age at death, native place, ship of arrival and death details. This website is currently not available; this version dated 7 June 2012 has been sourced from from the Internet Archive - Wayback Machine.

http://web.archive.org/web/20120607045302/http://www.tfoenander.com/meldeath.html

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE OF VICTORIA - WOMEN'S HOSPITAL LABOUR WARD CASE BOOK, MIDWIFERY DEPARTMENT 1888-1904 (VPRS 17385)

This is not online.

 

ROYAL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL VICTORIA ARCHIVES - MIDWIFERY RECORD BOOK 1856-1879 (INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE)

Melbourne Lying-In Hospital midwifery record book has been digitised. It included mother's name, age, country of origin, marital condition, date of admission, date of discharge, labour and delivery details.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170311091326/http://www.thewomenshistory.org.au/history/guides/patients/RWHS405.htm

There is an index at OzGenOnline.

http://www.ozgenonline.com/vic_data/royal_womens_hospital/

 

ROYAL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL VICTORIA - BIOGRAPHIES

Biographies of people associated with the hospital.

https://thewomens.r.worldssl.net/images/uploads/general-downloads/about-us/Biographical-Compendium-web.pdf

 

TERRY FOENANDER - DEATHS AT THE ALFRED HOSPITAL AND THE MELBOURNE BENEVOLENT ASYLUM (1872 -1879) (INTERNET ARCHIVE WAYBACK MACHINE)

These indexes were compiled from lists published in The Argus newspaper. They include name, age at death, native place, ship of arrival and death details. This website is currently not available; this version dated 19 September 2012 has been sourced from from the Internet Archive - Wayback Machine.

http://web.archive.org/web/20120919115340/http://www.tfoenander.com/alfredhospindex.htm

 


GEELONG

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG HOSPITAL ADMISSION REGISTERS 1861-1865, 1876-1880, 1912-1917

These have been digitised and can be seen online. Geelong Hospital was known as the Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum until 1923. Original records at the Geelong Historical Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/630584?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FRED WALTER WEBSITE - INDEX TO THE ADMISSION BOOKS OF THE GEELONG INFIRMARY AND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM

http://www.geelonginfirmary.net/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG INFIRMARY AND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM INMATES' REGISTER 1905-1923

Original records at the Geelong Historical Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/630574?availability=Family%20History%20Library


FAMILYSEARCH - GEELONG HOSPITAL DEATH REGISTERS 1852-1925

These have been digitised and can be seen online. Geelong Hospital was known as the Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum until 1923. The registers include deaths for the Geelong Benevolent Asylum. Original records at the Geelong Historical Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/630584?availability=Family%20History%20Library


GEELONG AND DISTRICT WEBSITE - GEELONG INFIRMARY AND BENEVOLENT ASYLUM LIMITED INDEX

This index is included in the Geelong and District Database at:

http://zades.com.au/gandd/index.php/databases/gddbs

 

CITY OF GEELONG - INFECTIOUS DISEASES REGISTER 1918-1942

These have been digitised and can be seen online. Original records housed at the Geelong Historical Records Centre.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/552775?availability=Family%20History%20Library


GOLDFIELDS AREA


FAMILYSEARCH - MARYBOROUGH HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS INDEX 1855-1907

This has been digitised and can be seen online. Typescript at the Maryborough Public Library, Maryborough.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/538121?availability=Family%20History%20Library


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - GENEALOGICAL INDEX OF NAMES

The Genealogical Society of Victoria has indexes and digitised hospital records online in its Genealogical Index of Names (GIN). Hospital records included:

https://www.gsv.org.au/article/our-collection

 

FAMILY HISTORY CONNECTIONS - VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS HOSPITALS ADMISSIONS INDEX

It may be viewed online at the Family History Connections website. For members only.

https://www.familyhistoryconnections.org.au/index.php/resources

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - BENDIGO HOSPITAL, RECEIVING WARD REGISTER OF PATIENTS 1874-1908

Public Record Office Victoria has digitized the Bendigo Hospital Receiving Ward register of patients; these were patients that had mental health issues:

http://access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/component/daPublicBaseContainer?component=daViewConsignment&breadcrumbPath=Home/Access%20the%20Collection/Browse%20The%20Collection/Consignment%20Details&entityId=7493&consignment=P0001

 

NORTHERN VICTORIA

 

FAMILYSEARCH - ECHUCA DISTRICT HOSPITAL INPATIENT RECORD BOOKS 1882-1931

These have been digitised and can be seen online.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/550421?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

NEWSPAPERS

Newspapers may include articles of news where a person has suffered an illness or accident and has been required to be hospitalized. See Newspapers, Magazines and Journals.

 

BUILDING RECORDS

See Building Records.

 

PUBLIC HOSPITALS

See Public Works under Building Records.

 

PRIVATE HOSPITALS

See Public Buildings under Building Records.

 

 

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