Springfield Place, a new permanent heritage exhibition that celebrates the history of the Goulburn Base Hospital, has opened to the community.
Part of the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment, Springfield Place includes a collection of photos, artefacts and stories from across Goulburn Base Hospital's 130-year history.
The exhibition brings to life the story of how the hospital and health services have grown and evolved with the community over the years and showcases artefacts and items from the hospital's collection. From old rocking horses that once belonged to the children’s wards to doctors’ carry-bags, over five thousand catalogued items give insight to the history of healthcare in Goulburn.
The new heritage display features stories and memories of the hospital shared by current and former staff, along with contributions from local groups such as the Goulburn Historical Society, Goulburn Post and Goulburn Mulwaree Library.
The Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment Arts and Heritage Working Group worked with the Goulburn Base Hospital Volunteer Group to select a variety of items which are on display.
The redevelopment also includes new artwork created by local Aboriginal students and artists, restored tapestries and bright installations of local flora around lifts and staff stations.
John Gale, Chair of the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Arts and Heritage Working Group encourages community members to “come in, have a look and reflect on what 130 years of healthcare looks like.”
Find out more here: Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment - Goulburn Hospital and Health Services Redevelopment (nsw.gov.au)