2nd Australian Camp Hospital

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1916 version of Chermside Camp Hospital
Name 2nd Australian Camp Hospital
Where formed Chermside, Queensland
Date formed 1941
Capacity 90 beds
Locations Chermside

General Information

Camp Hospitals were raised in almost every camp established by the Army throughout Australia in WW2. Major units (Battalions) that transited through these camps had their own Regimental Aid Post (RAP) headed by a Captain Medical Officer, and access to Field Ambulances which were part of their parent Brigade. Smaller elements relied on the Camp Hospitals.

Originally formed as a dressing station at Chermside, it was manned by which ever medical unit was in camp. In August 1941, 3 Camp Hospital, Northern Command was formed as a permanent unit to take pressure from the unit them manning the dressing station. In September they were renamed Camp Hospital Chermside until June 1942 when all camp hospitals were re-organised, with Camp Hospital Chermside becoming 2nd Australian Camp Hospital. As such they continued to operate in Chermside until the end of the war.