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The Hospital, which was the third building built in Port Arthur, was built in the early 1840s. It's located up the hill from the prisoners' barracks on Settlement Hill.
The hospital has wards (of course), as well as a kitchen, a baking room, a laundry, and a morgue. The building was frequently used since lots of the convicts worked in high-danger, heavy work such as timber cutting. Lots of accident victims were treated at the hospital (with varying amounts of success - see the tip for Isle of the Dead). The hospital was staffed by a doctor and a number of untrained convict orderlies.
Unfortunately, the hospital was burnt in the 1895 and 1897 fires. The ruins are still standing.
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