Albert Robert THORNE

MB ChB (Melb) 1917

Born 1893 Victoria, Australia                     Died Warrimball, Victoria Australia 1968

Albert Thorne

Educated at Scotch College, Melbourne

RMO, Children's Hospital, Carlton

RMO, Melbourne Hospital

Joined the Australian Imperial Army

Established his own private hospital at Ouyen in 1919

Medical Superintendent, Bendigo Base Hospital 1928

Chief Executive Officer, Bendigo Base Hospital 1929 -1934

Medical Superintendent, Wellington Hospital 1934 - 1940

He was the first medical superintendent to devote all of his time to administrative duties, undertaking no clinical work. Much of his time was taken up with various schemes for additions to the Hospital.

This led to the appointment of Dr John Cairney as Director of Clinical Services in 1936

By the time he resigned in 1940 to return to Australia, he had seen Ward 20 erected and planning commenced for the erection of a public hospital in

Lower Hutt.



photograph courtesy Dominion Post collection, Alexander Turnbull Library
Last updated 24 February 2022.