Story: Hospitals

Grey Hospital, 1890s

Grey Hospital, 1890s

The building to the right is the Grey Hospital in Greymouth, probably in the 1890s. It was built in 1875. Many of the patients were miners who had accidents on the job.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-050039-F
Photograph by James Ring

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - Establishment of hospitals in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Linda Bryder, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018, updated 1 Jul 2022