When the Warrnambool nurses home stood tall

ALTERED: An aerial shot of Warrnambool Base Hospital from April 1985. The old nurses home and an attached tennis court is in the foreground.

ALTERED: An aerial shot of Warrnambool Base Hospital from April 1985. The old nurses home and an attached tennis court is in the foreground.

WARRNAMBOOL Base Hospital has undergone some big changes since this photo was taken in April 1985.

South West Healthcare is in pursuit of $112 million for stage two of the upgrade of the hospital. Stage one of the project came at a cost of $120 million and drastically altered the way the hospital looks. While older parts of the hospital have been knocked down and rebuilt as part of the redevelopment, one part that no longer has a place is the nurses home. In this aerial shot, the nurses home is in the foreground, on Koroit Street.

Next to the nurses home was a full size tennis court, a popular recreation facility used by the nurses that lived at the home while working and studying at the hospital. This piece of land is now part of the community health services footprint.

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