Showing in great detail the buildings, staff and patients, this documentary covers life at the hospital in Carlton, as well as the hospital’s relocation to Parkville, at which time it officially became known as The Royal Children’s Hospital. Footage includes the official opening ceremony of the new Parkville site, attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.

Film Title: Road to Health
Production Date: 1962-63
Filming Location: The Children’s Hospital; Carlton, Victoria
Media: Digitised 16 mm colour film, silent
Duration: 28.20 minutes
Producer: The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria
Photography: Jozef Szczepanski
Accession Number: 2018.2474
©️1963 The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria


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Attitudes, community standards, and medical opinions change over time with societal and medical advances. Please view this film with a historical perspective in mind, and be aware that any opinions, attitudes, and advice depicted are no longer representative of The Royal Children’s Hospital.