The medical staffing of Wellington Hospital, when the Newtown hospital first opened in 1881, was very different from that which pertains today. Not only were senior medical staff numbers very low, but resident staff were very few indeed.
Apart from ophthalmic surgery, there were no specialist services at the beginning. A short history of specialisation that subsequently developed is presented for selected services.
The menu item "Appointments made" details appointments of senior medical staff grouped in 20-year blocks, according to the year in which doctors were first appointed. A lot of information for appointments after 1980 is lacking. From 1941 onwards, the lists of senior staff appointed are further subdivided into "Medical Services". Surgical Services" and Medical Administration and Support Services".