2nd / 4th Australian General HospitalPrint Page
Commemorates the personnel of the 2nd / 4th Australian General Hospital
|Address:||300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.755725|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 11th November, 2008|
2 / 4th Australian General Hospital 1940 - 1945
Statistics do not convery the quality of the medical care
Number of casualties treated through the hospital : 14,000 at Tobruk, 19,000 at Redbank, 10,000 at Jerusalem, Colombo and Labaun. Siege of Tobruk 29 March - 30 September 1941 (185 days) (The longest siege in British army history)
Casulaties during siege treated by 2/4 A.G.H. : Examined : 34,000 Highest Bed State : 1,100 Evacuated : 7,904 Operations : 2,650 Admissions : 13,497 Treated at Aid Post : 14,808 Deaths : 234 Average operations per day : 15
Biggest Day : 108 operations in 8 hours. At one stage, operated for 3 days (in shifts) before no casualties were waiting.
X-Rays : 3,135 Pathology : 3,378 Opthalmology : 1,119 Dental : 102
A proud service seldom passed. Lest We Forget
Unveiled 11 November 2008