Welcome to the Health Museum of South Australia
The physical structure of an institution is important, but a hospital is more than bricks and mortar, and it is the people who work in it, who give it quality and tradition. – J. Estcourt Hughes
Collection items can be accessed through the top tabs, and also through the
Royal Adelaide Hospital – Celebrating 175 Years
The Foundation Stone for the original Adelaide Hospital
was laid on 15 July 1840
Foundation Day 2015
William Wyatt Oration
Presented by Dr Peter S Hetzel AM
This continually growing collection of images, biographies and diaries demonstrates the experiences of the nurses, doctors and surgeons of the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital who devoted their skills to serving in the Australian Forces.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital Chapel Committee initiated the idea of a Commemoration Day to acknowledge and bring focus to the foundation of the hospital. The first Foundation Day Address was delivered in 1979. This collection will include all the Addresses delivered from 1979 to the present year.
Royal Adelaide Hospital Heritage Office
The Heritage Office has been a functioning unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital since the 1980s and actively seeks and collects items that have been part of the medical, corporate, academic or social life of South Australian medical history.