Mordialloc-Cheltenham Community Hospital

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Mordialloc-Cheltenham Community Hospital
Geography
Location Parkdale, Victoria, Australia
Organisation
Affiliated university Southern Health Care Network
History
Founded 1953
Closed 1996
Links
Lists Hospitals in Australia

Coordinates: 37°59′42″S 145°05′02″E / 37.994984°S 145.083984°E / -37.994984; 145.083984 The Mordialloc-Cheltenham Community Hospital was a hospital in the suburb of Parkdale, Victoria, Australia.

Residents of the Cities of Mordialloc and Chelsea, Victoria worked towards a community hospital from the late 1930s.[1] Having a community hospital meant residents who required routine surgery did not need to travel into Melbourne to the larger established hospitals. This was important at a time when few people had their own transport.

For many years the Mordialloc Carnival Committee contributed to the cost of building the hospital,[2] with one of its contributions to the ‘opening day’ appeal amounting to one thousand pounds, adding to the several thousand already committed

Construction work commenced on the Mordialloc-Cheltenham Community Hospital in 1950.[3] on a site between Booth St and Carrier Ave on the Nepean Highway in Parkdale.

The hospital opened in 1953 and serviced the community until 1996.[3] On 1 August 1995, the hospital became a part of the Southern Health Care Network.[4]

The former hospital site is now the main location of Central Bayside Community Health Services.[5] and so is still associated with Community Health.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Community Hospitals Mordialloc and Chelsea, Argus Newspaper 6 May 1938, retrieved 1 March 2014 
  2. ^ Mordialloc Carnival 1940-1968, Kingston Historical Website, retrieved 1 March 2014 
  3. ^ a b Mordialloc-Cheltenham Community Hospital, Research Data Australia, retrieved 1 March 2014 
  4. ^ Mordialloc-Cheltenham Community Hospital, Trove, retrieved 1 March 2014 
  5. ^ Contact us, Central Bayside Community Health Services, retrieved 1 March 2014 

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