Burnie General Hospital, run by the government, opened in August 1951. Its maternity beds remained at the former Darwin Private Hospital, now a part of the new hospital. In 1965, the Burnie General Hospital merged with the Spencer Public Hospital in Wynyard to become the North Western General Hospital.
1933 - 1951 Darwin Private Hospital
1951 - 1965 Burnie General Hospital
Sources used to compile this entry: '£11,000 paid for Darwin Hospital', Advocate (Burnie), 12 October 1950, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69268688; 'Burnie Hospital is best in the state Premier says', Advocate (Burnie), 22 August 1951, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article69260918.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 12 May 2014, Last modified: 12 June 2014