NO. 1 SPECIAL HOSPITAL, EASTERN COMMAND
LATER 120 AUSTRALIAN SPECIAL HOSPITAL
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

No. 1 Special Hospital, Eastern Command was established at the Sydney Show Grounds in December 1940 to treat venereal disease cases amongst the ranks of the Australian Army. The unit relocated to Ward 2 of the Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay in January 1941.

The unit was re-designated as the 120th Australian Special Hospital in February 1941. By April 1942 they operated 26 prophylactic centres around New South Wales including Tamworth, Dubbo, Greta, Largs, Holsworthy, Glenfield and Bathurst.

By January 1943, the 120th Australian Special Hospital operated 400 beds. The unit continued to operate at Little Bay after WWII.

 

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