A Unique War Memorial
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital was founded as a Public War Memorial to men and women of the Australian Armed Forces of the 1914-18 and 1939-45 Wars and those of subsequent campaigns overseas.
Every year, St Andrew’s invites the local community to remember the Fallen on ANZAC Day at the hospital. Our ANZAC Day Service is held on 25 April at 2.30pm, attracting more than 100 locals, staff and patients.
Every year, St Andrew's marks ANZAC Day with a ceremony at the hospital. As a War Memorial Hospital, it is an important day in our calendar and many current and former staff, patients, supporters and community members attend.
About 250 Brisbane residents and patients attended St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s 2016 ANZAC Day Service.
The sombre service launched with a performance by The University of Queensland Emmanuel College Pipe Band and featured a keynote speech from St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital General Manager Andrew Barron and a commemorative address from UnitingCare Health Chief Medical Officer and Major of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Dr Luis Prado. Music was also provided by Somerville House.
Our 2015 ANZAC Day Ceremony was also a sombre and moving occasion commemorating 100 years of ANZAC and respecting our history as a war memorial Hospital.
The main address was by Honorary Colonel Wendy Taylor, Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (pictured) who spoke about the role and experiences of nurses in conflicts over the past 100 years. A Catafalque Party from the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment was in attendance and the flag was raised and lowered by Lt Col JSD Mellick OAM ED.
Music was provided by Somerville House and UQ Emmanuel College Pipe Band.