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.

Milestone
Opened
1826
Replaced by
1881 -
Name
Alternate
Sydney Dispensary
1826 - 1844
Position
1826 - 1827
1826
1826 - 1853
1842 - 1843
1844 - 1866
1849 - 1851
1851
1866
1873 - 1884
Type

Sydney Hospital and Eye Hospital

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Built by Governor Macquarie and financed by an innovative scheme that exchanged the building of the hospital for the right to sell liquor, Sydney Hospital was part of Macquarie's plans for the future of the colony.