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The Eye Hospital Sydney conducts guided tours on the historical places of the Sydney Hospital during weekdays for approximately one hour every tour. Historical tours cost $10 per person, museum tours cost $6 person, and combine historical and museum tours cost $14 per person. Funds collected on these tours will be used to buy medical facilities for the use of the patients and for the maintenance of the museums.

Tourists will be able to learn the historical value and historical events of the Sydney Hospital, the pioneer hospital of Australia. In the historical tours, the tourists will be able to visit Macquarie Street building, the Nightingale Wing and the Clinical Services Building. The tourists will also be able to see the St. Luke Chapel, the Il Porcellino sculpture at the entrance of the hospital and The Robert Brough Memorial Fountain. The tour will begin at the magnificent Hospital Boardroom.

The museum tours, the tourist will be to walk back and experience the life in Sydney Hospital from the 18th century onwards through the historical artifacts and photographs displayed in the Nightingale Foundation Museum.

Booking a tour is much recommended to organize and plan well your visit in the Sydney Hospital. For more information about booking a tour, call the Sydney Hospital and arrange with them your desired time to tour.

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The existence of the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation is always associated with the existence of the Sydney Eye Hospital which was founded way back 1882. The Sydney Eye Hospital was formerly called the ophthalmic department of the Sydney Hospital (Sydney Infirmary before). The Sydney Eye Hospital (known as the Ophthalmic Department of Sydney Hospital) was moved to the Miller’s Point (The Rocks). The Ophthalmic Department was then again relocated to the Woolloomooloo. In 1960, the Ophthalmic Department had been extensively known as Sydney Eye Hospital.

The Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation had a major role in the development and relocation of the Sydney Eye Hospital to its new Clinical Services Building on 1995. Its relocation brought the reunification of the two historical hospitals. And it was finally renamed into ‘Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital’. The Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation shared $3 million worth of funds to the cost of the construction of the new building. Aside from helping the Sydney Eye Hospital to its transfer to the new Clinical Services Building, the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation provided funds for purchase of sophisticated hospital facilities. The Foundation also funded various research and medical studies on the prevention of blindness. The Foundation brings a lot of good benefits to the Sydney Eye Hospital.