• Archival Series

Obstetric Records, Royal North Shore Hospital

To access these records

Please contact Health Information Services, Royal North Shore Hospital:

Postal address: Level 2, Building 29, Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065

Phone: (02) 9462 9777

Website: https://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/AboutUs/gipa/Pages/accessmedrecords.aspx

Records Location

These records are held by Royal North Shore Hospital (1885 - current).


The Obstetric Records from the Royal North Shore Hospital were kept in bound volumes for the period 1943 to 1963. According to Connecting Kin (1998), not all of these records have been retained.

Access Conditions

Access to information relating to adoption cases is restricted to the adoptee and the birth parents. Requests for information relating to adoption cases are handled in accordance with the Adoption Act 2000. Requests must be made in writing, and the applicant must include certain information with their application before it can be processed. Details of what information is required can be obtained from the Medical Records Manager at the Hospital. Other requests for information will be treated in accordance with principles of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPAA). Information will only be released to the person to whom it relates.

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