- 1915-05-01 - 1969-12-31 (Creation)
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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.
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Admission and Discharge Registers for Wooroloo Sanatorium.
The registers record the patient number/ward/ledger folio/name of patient/patient's last address/name and address of nearest relative/patient's sex/age/marital status/occupation/religion/free, expiree or conditional pardon/disease/date of admission/discharge date/cured, relieved or deceased/cause of death/number of days in hospital/remarks.
n.b. the date range of these registers is from the patient's date of admittance into the hospital. Some cross-over of patient information occurs with these volumes.