Construction of a Women and Children’s Hospital

Friday, January 1, 1892

In 1892 the hospital publishes its first newsletter containing an appeal to the community for funds to construct a women’s hospital, laundry and surgical theatre.

The Doran wing opened in February 1894 and was named after Michael Doran, head of the Kingston Foundry and Iron Works, who had bequeathed $23,000 to KGH of which $20,000 was used for the construction of a Women and Children’s Hospital - a model women's hospital with separate wards for maternity, gynaecology and isolation plus its own operating room.