Sydney Hospital has been at its present location on Macquarie Street since the year 1811, however it is also Sydney's oldest hospital and existed since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. Sydney Hospital is a historic building, and also boasts a strong and progressive medical history, on both a national and international level.
Currently, Sydney Hospital covers many medical areas including psychiatry, eye care and hand care units. It specialises in trauma and disease, and has a well-established sexual health department dealing with sexual health, drug and alcohol, HIV/AIDS, and also provides AIDS psychiatry services. Sydney Hospital is on the forefront of modern medical research and technology, and its history has also supported the growth and development of health care services in Australia, from the time it was first colonised.
Sydney Hospital is located in the central business district of Sydney, and although this city features many high-rise office buildings with contemporary designs, Sydney Hospital is located in a more historic area of the city. If you take a walk along Macquarie Street, you can visit many other historic buildings that helped to shape Sydney and Australia as they are today. You can easily coordinate your own historic walking tour of the area, including visits to Parliament House, Hyde Park Barracks
and The Mint
The area around Sydney Hospital is very relaxed compared with other areas of the city that focus on nightlife
and retail. You can also relax in the green parklands of Hyde Park, The Domain, Cook and Philip Park, or take a stroll over to the Botanic Gardens. The State Library also is nearby and provides you with another resource to discover the history of Sydney, and the architecture that forms the city.