General Hospitals - WW2

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General Hospitals - WW2

General Hospitals are what is known as 'Third Line Health Support'; the 'Line' equates to an 'echelon', where First line is the forward or 'F' echelon and in Medical parlance equates to a unit Regimental Aid Post.  Second Line equates to a Field Ambulance / Casualty Clearing Station.  Patient 'stays' in these facilities are only generally short term or transient before the patient is either returned to Duty or is evacuated further to the Rear Areas to Third Line facilities.

Medical support is one of the critical combat multipliers of modern warfare.  An effective medical support system can sustain soldiers in the field longer by minimising the risk of disease, and reduce the time spent out of the line by quickly and effectively assessing, treating and rehabilitating wounded and injured soldiers so that they may either return to full duty or serve in other roles commensurate with their capacity.

Most General Hospitals were located in Australia.  Many were later to become the basis of the Repatriation & General Hospitals post war (indicated in the list below). Explicitly '2nd/AIF' designated Hospitals (identified with a '2nd/xyz' numeric designator) are dealt with separately.

101 General Hospital - Woodside SA, Katherine NT & Herne Bay NSW 1941-45

102 General Hospital - Tamworth NSW

103 General Hospital - Baulkham Hills NSW 

104 General Hospital - Bathurst NSW

105 General Hospital - Daw Park SA (later the SA Repat Hospital) 

106 General Hospital - Bonegilla (VIC) - specialising in Tuberculosis

107 General Hospital - Puckapunyal, Adelaide River, Berrimah (NT)

108 General Hospital - Ballarat (VIC)

109 General Hospital - Adelaide, Alice Springs (NT)

110 General Hospital - Hollywood WA  (Later the WA Repat Hospital)

111 General Hospital - Campbelltown (TAS)

112 General Hospital - Greenslopes Brisbane (WLD) later the QLD Repat hospital

113 General Hospital - Concord (NSW)  later to become the Repat Hospital NSW

114 General Hospital - Kenmore (Goulburn NSW) Psychiatric 

115 General Hospital - Heidelburg (VIC) later to become the Victorian Repat Hospital 

116 General Hospital - Mt Carmel Charters Towers (Qld) 

117 General Hospital - Toowoomba (QLD) 

118 General Hospital - Northam (WA) then Wewak, Jacquinot Bay New Britain,  Rabaul

119 General Hospital - Darwin, Bagot, Berrimah, Adelaide River

120 'Special Hospital' - Sydney Showgrounds / Little Bay (NSW)

121 General Hospital - Katherine

128 General Hospital - Port Moresby from 1943, Bootless Inlet from 1944, Tamworth (NSW)

130 General Hospital - BCOF Japan

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