As the opening date of the new HSC Women’s Hospital nears, it is important to celebrate and recognize the legacy of the current HSC Women’s Hospital and the history of women’s and maternal health at HSC. The current facility, formerly known as the Maternity Pavilion and Women’s Pavilion, officially opened on 6 May 1950. Over its 65+ year history, the hospital and its staff have contributed significantly to the field of women’s health.

To celebrate the opening of the new HSC Women’s Hospital, this exhibit draws on textual records, newsletters, photographs, and first-hand accounts to showcase the history of women’s and maternal health at HSC.

This site has been designed to be interactive. Comments have been enabled throughout the site and on individual photographs – if you have something to add, please let us know! If you are or were involved with the Women’s Health Program and would like to share your story, please contact the Archives at:

This project was funded in part by the generosity of the Nurses’ Alumni and the Nurses’ Alumni Endowment grant.