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The plaque commemorates the building of the new Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children.

The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children (now named The Children's Hospital at Westmead) is a children`s hospital in Sydney. The hospital was founded in 1880 as "The Sydney Hospital for Sick Children". Its name was changed to the "Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children" on 4 January 1904 when King Edward VII granted use of the appellation ‘Royal’ and his consort, Queen Alexandra, consented to the use of her name.

More space and better buildings and equipment were needed, so a new hospital was built and opened in Westmead in 1995. Westmead was chosen as the new place to build the hospital as it is near other major hospitals and as it is closer to where lots of children live in Sydney's western suburbs.



Address:Hawkesbury Road & Hainsworth Street, The Children's Hospital, Westmead, 2145
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.802171
Long: 150.992278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1995
Front Inscription

Commemorating the building of the new Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children 

February 1995

and recognising the skill and dedication of those involved

Hon. John Fahey MP                Premier of New South Wales
Mr John Wyn Owen CB            Director-General of Health
Hon. Ron Phillips MP                Minister for Health
Mr Peter Rochaix                      Project Manager, PWD
Hon. Ian Armstrong OBE MP   Deputy Premier and Minister for Public Works
Mr Tim Ambler                          Concrete Constructions
Building Construction Workforce

Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children 


Source: MA
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