In 1975 the Salvation Army run McBride Maternity Hospital in Briar Avenue, Medindie changed its name to McBride Hospital when it ceased to operate solely as a maternity hospital. In 1978 the last baby was born at McBride. The premises became primarily a convalescent hospital with a small hostel area downstairs for single mothers who had given birth elsewhere. This final service for women and babies stopped in 1983 and the convalescent hospital closed three years later. The property was sold and the proceeds used to finance hostel accommodation for the elderly.
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30 January 2018
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