Timeline a tribute to a proud history
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.
PMH Foundation chief executive Denys Pearce and Child and Adolescent Health Service chief executive Philip Aylward.