Wauchope District Memorial Hospital

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital street viewWauchope District Memorial Hospital facade sign

Medicine and hospital services in Wauchope and district commenced with the arrival of Dr. William Begg by March 1912. In time a private hospital 'Wildfels' was developed, and by 1935, Dr Begg decided to develop a new cottage hospital.

Throughout the 1940s, negotiations continued. A Hospital Board was formed to raise funds for construction of a Public Hospital at Wauchope.

On 21 June 1944, Governor John de Vere Wakehurst and C.A. Kelly, Minister for Health gazetted the name 'The Wauchope District Memorial Hospital'. It took several years of negotiations and fundraising before the State Government reported in April 1954 funds would be made available in 1955 to commence construction of the Memorial Hospital.


Wauchope District
Memorial Hospital

69 High Street
Wauchope NSW 2446
Local Government Area
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
  • Roadside
Memorial type
  • Building
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
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