112 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL HOSPITAL (112AGH)
LOCATED AT KANGAROO POINT IN BRISBANE
THEN AT GREENSLOPES IN BRISBANE

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112 Australian General Hospital (112 AGH) was initially established at Kangaroo Point (possibly Yungaba) almost under the Storey Bridge and adjacent to Evans Deakins Shipbuilding Yards. The Hospital at Kangaroo Point had large Red Crosses painted on the roof. The hospital was filled with "Walking Wounded" soldiers from the Middle East. In the event of an air raid, it was considered they would receive damage as the bridge and ship building yards would be primary targets for the Japanese. In the event of an air raid they were to march to the almost completed new hospital at Greenslopes.

112 AGH later moved to the new hospital at Greenslopes. The hospital had a capacity for about 1,600 patients and had a staff of approximately 400 personnel.

After WWII it became known as the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital. There are still many old WWII buildings in use at Greenslopes Hospital. The hospital was taken over by Ramsay Health Care in 1995.

After the war, the nurses working at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital were accommodated in a wooden building located on the corner of Ann Street and Commercial Road. This building used to be the US Navy Officers Barracks. The nurses were transported by cars from the Government Motor Pool in McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

Underwood, Polly, "The Reflections of an old Grey Mare - A salute to those who served"

 

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I'd like to thank Christopher R Strakosch for his assistance with this web page.

 

 

 

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