North Eastern Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (NESMH) Celebrating their Centenary

Launceston General Hospital

North Eastern Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (NESMH) Celebrating their Centenary

This year marks the centenary of the NESMH and on Saturday 22 February a book published by the LGH Historical Committee will be launched by the Hon Sarah Courtney MHA, Minister for Health and Minister for Women at the hospital’s annual fete. The book has been a 2019 project for Paul A.C. Richards AM and Wendy MacKay who have spent the last twelve months researching the history of the Scottsdale Hospital.  Wendy ( Dir of Nursing, NESMH)  during this time was seconded to the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife, Health Professional Policy and Advisory Service, Department of Health in Hobart. She made several fortnightly trips back to Launceston as co-author to the liaise with Paul and research for the book Celebrating a Centenary of Care: North Eastern Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital 1920-2020.

Wendy and Paul  met on a regular basis at the Le Café on St Georges Square exchanging research and  drafts of the book as it grew over the closing months of 2019. The history which evolved was aided by the Dorset Historical Society, past and present members of staff and the many reports recorded in newspapers of the day capturing stories of the hospital’s development over the years available from TROVE.

An accompanying photographic booklet titled Time Capsule: North Eastern Soldier’s Memorial Hospital will be launched by the Governor Mrs Kate Warner AC on 2 May 2020 at an unveiling ceremony of a plaque marking the historic centenary occasion. The booklet is divided into two fifty year periods of photographs as well as 2020 staff and activities section at the hospital in their centenary year.

Both books are available from The Clifford Craig Foundation at the Launceston General Hospital and the North Eastern Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital following their respective launch dates.

A Century of Caring: North Eastern Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital     $25/copy launch 22 Feb 2020

Time Capsule: North Eastern Soldier’s Memorial Hospital              $20/copy launch 2 May 2020

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