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Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« on: Monday 27 December 21 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I am looking to find the records of Elizabeth Robey who had a fractured leg in October 1887 and then later died there in October 1897.

I understand that it may be possible to then find the full medical records from the indexes.

I would also be very interested to know if any other members of the Robey family were treated at Melbourne Hospital.

Any help or guidance on finding out more about this would be really appreciated.

Thank you,
Jon

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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 December 21 23:11 GMT (UK) »
From the cd Patient in Melbourne Hospital 1856-1905

The only person named ROBEY (or variant) in one Drummond ROBEY.

This does not mean Elizabeth was not admitted per her newspaper death notice, merely that particular record is missing, lost, absent.

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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 December 21 03:35 GMT (UK) »
From the cd Patient in Melbourne Hospital 1856-1905

The only person named ROBEY (or variant) in one Drummond ROBEY.

This does not mean Elizabeth was not admitted per her newspaper death notice, merely that particular record is missing, lost, absent.

Sue

Thanks so much for checking Sue. So does this mean that hospital admission and discharge books, as well as individual patient records, must all be lost, or could it be there are parts of the collection that have not been transcribed yet?





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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 December 21 04:45 GMT (UK) »
 Hi
 
The records from my source are not complete.  They index about 450 of the books.

There were 2,000 books and many have disappeared. The records on the cd are abbreviated.
 
The complete records are held here
https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/online-collections#

Search -Ward books Melbourne Hospital (now The Royal Melbourne Hospital).

They are not digitised and can only be viewed by request or in person.

The FAQ page is helpful in  regard to record retrieval and access.
https://prov.vic.gov.au/frequently-asked-questions

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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 December 21 18:09 GMT (UK) »
I found these via the GSV:

Hospital admissions:
Surname------ ; Given name------ ; Place------
Roby               ; Walter                ; Melbourne, Victoria
Roby or Robey ; Lewis                ; Melbourne, Victoria
Robey or Roby ; Drummond       ; Melbourne, Victoria
Robey             ; Robt.                  ; Melbourne, Victoria
Robie              ; Allan Keith         ; Fairfield, Victoria



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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 December 21 18:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi
 
The records from my source are not complete.  They index about 450 of the books.

There were 2,000 books and many have disappeared. The records on the cd are abbreviated.
 
The complete records are held here
https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/online-collections#

Search -Ward books Melbourne Hospital (now The Royal Melbourne Hospital).

They are not digitised and can only be viewed by request or in person.

The FAQ page is helpful in  regard to record retrieval and access.
https://prov.vic.gov.au/frequently-asked-questions

Sue

Thanks so much. So patient records might still survive even if admission and discharge books might not?

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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 December 21 18:24 GMT (UK) »
I found these via the GSV:

Hospital admissions:
Surname------ ; Given name------ ; Place------
Roby               ; Walter                ; Melbourne, Victoria
Roby or Robey ; Lewis                ; Melbourne, Victoria
Robey or Roby ; Drummond       ; Melbourne, Victoria
Robey             ; Robt.                  ; Melbourne, Victoria
Robie              ; Allan Keith         ; Fairfield, Victoria

Thanks so much. Robert Robey might be her husband. Are there any more details or dates for that entry please?

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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 December 21 22:37 GMT (UK) »
Others will offer more advice but-

https://www.gsv.org.au/our-collection
>  Non-members free search.

The extra information without login is that Robert's occupation was tobacconist.

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Re: Patients in Melbourne Hospital records 1880/1890s
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 December 21 22:39 GMT (UK) »
Others will offer more advice but-

https://www.gsv.org.au/our-collection
>  Non-members free search.

The extra information without login is that Robert's occupation was tobacconist.

Sue

Thanks so much. Yes that is definitely him! Do we know a year?