Monday, July 2, 2012

Waikato Hospital records

There is very little available due to a fire in March 1911 and what is available is housed at Auckland National Archives. It's such a shame because the Waikato Hospital Charitable Aid notes, one of the best records of the poor in the district, is no longer available to us. Patient records may have gone up as well, the Waikato DHB Historical Society isn't sure.

The Hospital Board building was in Hood Street, Hamilton. One report in paperspast tells of the fireman being away from Hamilton at the time, they were in Hokitika and the general population who turned out to help didn't know enough to be of much help and water pressure was poor.