AU WA A1140 - WOOROLOO SANATORIUM

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Sub-Department

Authorized form of name

WOOROLOO SANATORIUM

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A1140

Description area

Dates of existence

1915-05-01 - 1969-12-31

History

Wooroloo Sanatorium was situated app. 65 kilometres east of Perth and was established as a consumptive sanatorium for the treatment of patients with pulminary tuberculosis. The hospital was built to accomodate up to 200 male patients and 100 female patients. Prior to its construction, most tuberculosis patients were treated at Coolgardie Sanatorium (tuberculosis was especially prevalent amongst miners in the goldfields). Upon completion of Wooroloo, patients were transferred from Coolgardie to the new hospital.

The hospital opened on 1 May 1915 and was converted to a prison facility after its closure in 1969.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927 (from 1/1/1928)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1141 - COOLGARDIE SANATORIUM (1905-01-01 - 1915-05-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1141

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A35 - PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1911-06-01 - 1984-06-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A35

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

- 1969-12-31

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S2774 - ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE REGISTERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

- 1969-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S2775 - PATIENT RECORD BOOK

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1953-07-10 - 1957-01-31

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes