No. 3 RAAF Hospital

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4 Mar 1944 Exterior view of 113th Australian General Hospital, which include No 3 RAAF Hospital. AWM 100361
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Concord's Military General Hospital in the 1940s (National Library pc-an23478395-y)

Brief History

No. 3 RAAF Hospital was formed at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales, on 15 Oct 1940. A collection of buildings, which included the previous station sick quarters, provided a bed capacity of 34, an outpatient section and a dental section. Manning was initially 12 officers, five nurses, one warrant officer and 32 other ranks. Expansion and additions to buildings and staff increased the bed capacity to 122 by the end or June 1941.

In May 1942 the unit moved to Bradfield Park in Brisbane and towards the end or 1942 it was again re-located, this time to the Army General Hospital Concord. The bed capacity rose gradually to 500 by the end of 1945.

The hospital continued as an operational unit post ww2, and was particularly busy receiving patients evacuated by air during the Vietnam WAr.


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Content has come from Units of the Royal Australian Air Force - A Concise History - Volume 9 Ancillary Units - Australian Government Publishing Service - 1995

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