Time­line a trib­ute to a proud his­tory

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

A TIME­LINE and il­lus­tra­tion of Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal’s mile­stones be­tween 1909 and 2014 was re­cently un­veiled in a walk­way to the hos­pi­tal’s main en­trance.

The hos­pi­tal opened in 1909, 12 years after a lit­tle girl placed three pen­nies in a money box and said she hoped it would go to­wards help­ing sick chil­dren.

Orig­i­nally named the Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, the Su­bi­aco fa­cil­ity was re­named Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren in 1949. Health Min­is­ter Kim Hames said the time­line was one of sev­eral com­mem­o­ra­tive events be­ing held.

“When the hos­pi­tal opened, it was a land­mark time in pae­di­atric health care for the state and it’s only fit­ting, as the State Gov­ern­ment pre­pares to open the new Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, that we all pay trib­ute to PMH’s past and present staff and their ded­i­ca­tion to pa­tient care,” Dr Hames said.

Dr Hames also thanked the Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion for its on­go­ing fundrais­ing support.

“Since 1998, the Foun­da­tion has been a ma­jor contributor to the hos­pi­tal and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing this im­por­tant re­la­tion­ship when Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal is com­pleted,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d431062

PMH Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Denys Pearce and Child and Ado­les­cent Health Ser­vice chief ex­ec­u­tive Philip Ayl­ward.

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