Hollywood Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

A History of Caring

Hollywood Private Hospital has a proud history dating back to the 1940s. It was originally built during World War II by the Commonwealth Government as the 300 bed 110 Military Hospital. The hospital was built to care for service men and women and it was first occupied in 1941.

In 1947, control of the hospital was passed to the Repatriation Commission to provide acute care for veterans and war widow/ers and it became the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) Hollywood.

History was made when Australian owned company Ramsay Health Care became the owner-operator on February 24, 1994.

In 2010, Hollywood Private Hospital published the book “Everyone’s a Hero”. It is the first book about the history of the hospital and contains transcripts, letters and photographs.

For more information and to order your copy click here.

Honouring our Heroes

Hollywood Private Hospital continues to honour our special connection with the veterans and war widows of Western Australia. All wards and units have been renamed after Western Australians who were awarded the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals of honour.

Ward/Unit Names

Charles Pope Ward - Victoria Cross
Thomas Axford Ward - Victoria Cross
Henry Murray Ward - Victoria Cross
Leon Goldsworthy Ward - George Cross

Stan Gurney Ward - Victoria Cross
James Woods Ward - Victoria Cross
John Carroll Ward - Victoria Cross
Clifford Sadlier Ward - Victoria Cross

Hugh Edwards Ward - Victoria Cross
Leslie Starcevich - Victoria Cross
Mark Donaldson - Victoria Cross
Percival Gratwick Ward - Victoria Cross
George Gosse - George Cross

Jim Gordon Ward - Victoria Cross
Stan Gurney Ward - Victoria Cross
George Howell Ward - Victoria Cross

Jim Gordon Ward - Victoria Cross
Lawrence McCarthy Ward - Victoria Cross
Martin O'Meara Ward - Victoria Cross
Alfred Gaby Ward - Gastroenterology Unit - Victoria Cross

Everyone's a Hero

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