Victoria General Hospital (Halifax, N.S.)

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Victoria General Hospital (Halifax, N.S.)

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The origins of this hospital are found in the decision of the City of Halifax to build a hospital that was completed in 1859. Various problems delayed the delivery of health care and it was not until April of 1867 when the first patient was received in the restructured Provincial and City Hospital - a joint body of the two levels of government. In 1887 the Province assumed total responsibility for the Hospital which was also renamed, in the year of Royal Jubilee, as the Victoria General Hospital. Consolidation of most Halifax hospitals under one administration happened in 1994 and the Victoria General Hospital became a site under the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre.


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Ron Stewart. "The Victoria General Hospital - glimpses of the past", in Dalhousie Medical Journal, WInter 1968.
Colin D Howell. "A century of care - a history of the Victoira General Hospital in Halifax, 1887-1987".

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History of the Victoria General Hospital taken from the authority record provided by Nova Scotia Archives (

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