The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.
Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary
Clinic created in 1826 to provide outpatient care for 'free poor persons, unable to pay for medical attendance'. It operated from several city premises before obtaining occupancy at the Rum Hospital. In 1844 it changed its name from the Sydney Dispensary to the Sydney Infirmary and Dispensary, and in 1881 became the Sydney Hospital.