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TPCH History: 1970s

Milestones

1970

Coronary Artery Surgery first performed.

1971

 Hypothermia for neonatal open heart surgery was used, which was an Australian first.

1972

The elective Orthopaedic Unit opened.

The Chermside Hospital held its inaugural hospital ball.

1973

The Coronary Care Unit opened on the 22nd January.

The Neonates Ward opened.

Dr Mark O’Brien and Sister Meg Morris (with hat on)

1974

The hospital was renamed The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) during an official visit by His Royal Highness Prince Charles on the 20th October at 3:30pm.

1975

TPCH established the world’s first viable Cryopreservation Valve Bank for paediatric and adult heart valves.

1976

The Specialist Medical Centre officially opened in April.

1977

The Neuropsychiatry Wards were renamed The Winston Noble Unit.

1978

A Day Hospital was established in the disabled children’s ward.

The Nursing Home Ward opened on the 12th May.

1979

The first echocardiograph was performed.

The Special Care Unit opened.

Annual Reports

Link to the Annual Reports stored on the Library Catalogue.  Access is freely available.