The Renwick Hospital for Infants was opened on 3 July 1911 on the corner of Thomas Street and Quay Street, Sydney, in the Thomas Street Asylum. Within a short period, the facilities were stretched to breaking point and the Benevolent Society began looking for new accommodation for lying-in cases and infants.
In 1917, pre-maternity patients waiting at Thomas Street were transferred to a newly established pre-maternity department at the Royal Hospital for Women. In the same year the Society leased 'Scarba' in Wellington Street Bondi to which all women and children were moved.
In 1919 the Society acquired two properties in Summer Hill for the relocation of the Renwick Hospital. Patients were transferred to the new hospital in October 1921 and it was officially opened on 7 November of that year. The Thomas Street wards continued to be used as the hospital's outpatients department until its closure in December 1957. In 1964, the Society accepted an offer from the State Government to acquire the Renwick Hospital, which resulted in the closure of the hospital at the beginning of 1965.
03 January 2019
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