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Opening of National Women's Hospital, 1964

Opening of National Women's Hospital, 1964

The new National Women's Hospital building in Auckland was officially opened on 14 February 1964. The Queen Mother was supposed to open the hospital but developed appendicitis. Governor-General Sir Bernard Fergusson acted in her stead.

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Reference: Auckland Weekly News, 26 February 1964

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Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - Maternity, women’s and children’s hospitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

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