Rosemount Hospital

Medical facility
Greater Brisbane

189 Lutwyche Road, Windsor 4030

The Jones family leased Rosemount to the Department of Defence circa 1916 for use as a military hospital during World War I. The Department soon acquired the site with an additional 3 acres of land and planned to build more structures in order to meet the needs of a wartime hospital. No 1 Auxiliary Hospital had 13 wards, a theatre block and staff quarters by 1919. The Repatriation Department took over the site as a repatriation hospital in 1921, and expanded the facility.


After the outbreak of war in 1939, the Department of the Interior approved construction of additional wards at the hospital to meet anticipated requirements. Ultimately an extra 82 beds were created with associated facilities for staff and patients. Patients at the hospital appear to have been principally used for service personnel who had contracted tuberculosis.

Repatriation patients were transferred to the Greenslopes Hospital in 1947 and it ceased to be associated with military patients by the 1950s. The Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital became the principal acute care facility and as a consequence the Rosemount complex was transferred to the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board in the early 1950s.


NLA Newspapers

Queensland Heritage Register citation

Allied Works Council Queensland - Annual Report of work done by AWC Qld to 30 June 1943. Series BP262/2, Barcode 438604.