Records of McBride Maternity Hospital, formerly Adelaide Maternity Home is a collection of records that date from 1893 to 1982 created by staff at the Adelaide Maternity Hospital, McBride Maternity Hospital and McBride Hospital. The records are held at the State Records of South Australia and include admission and discharge registers, clinical registers, patient information, case books and day books for mothers and infants.
These records are closed to public access due to the Adoption Act 1988.
To access these records you must complete a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form and submit it to the Department for Child Protection. You can contact the FOI team for assistance with your application. There is no fee to apply.
If you do not want to approach the Department yourself, someone else (like a worker from a support service) can apply on your behalf.
Records of McBride Maternity Hospital, formerly Adelaide Maternity Home, is a collection of records including admission and discharge registers, patient information, day books for mothers and infants, clinical registers and maternity allowance forms.
The collection includes the following records:
Prepared by: Karen George, Gary George and Nicola Laurent
Created: 21 May 2012, Last modified: 30 January 2018