Celebrating our Royal Mums

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Women’s Hospital in 2008, RBWH Foundation erected an Honour Wall on level six of the hospital’s Ned Hanlon building to pay tribute to the many thousands of women who have given birth at the Royal since it first opened in 1938.

These women are affectionately known as ‘Royal Mums’ and being included on a permanent honour wall ensures they are officially recognised as not only part of the hospital’s history, but Queensland’s history.

For privacy reasons, it is not possible to access hospital records to create this honour roll, so instead we ask that women register themselves, or friends or family members (especially if deceased) as Royal Mums.

There are over 30 thousand registered Royal Mums who appear on our online honour wall – but with over 500,000 babies born at the hospital, there are still many unregistered mums out there!

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First baby born at the new Women’s Hospital, 26 March 1938