Altona Hospital Project

February 4, 2017

Dr John Harry Leyden (1922-2008)

John and Thelma Leyden moved to Altona where John established his own medical practice, in Blyth Street and in 1958 was appointed as the Medical Officer for the new Shire of Altona. John remained in this role for over 17 years. John’s association with the Altona District Hospital commenced at […]
April 16, 2017

Born at the Altona Hospital

Were you or a relative born at the Altona Hospital between 1932 and 1995? We estimate that approximately 13,500 babies were born at the hospital during that time. If you are one of these we would love to hear from you so that we can add your details to our […]
May 5, 2017

Hobsons Bay Heritage April 18 to May 21 2017 – Save Altona Hospital

Following the closure of the Altona Hospital in November 1996 the residents of Altona stood as one not to merely protest at the closure of an icon of this community for over 60 years but to fight to retain what had always been seen as a community asset. The residents […]