IMAGINE a hospital with no antibiotics, seeing less than 30 patients per month.

That was the situation when Laidley Hospital first opened its doors in on March 6, 1915, although it was initially called the Lockyer General Hospital.

As part of a 100-year celebration, the hospital located the oldest living 'baby' born at Laidley, Barbara Keller, who celebrates her 97th birthday in July.

Dr Mary Corbett Chair of West Moreton Hospital and Health Board, said the forerunner to the current Hospital Auxiliary was also active in 1915, although it was originally titled the 'Ladies Committee'.

"I thank the Auxiliary for their efforts, they fund many valuable activities, including patient televisions and a palliative care bed, they help in many ways."

Just 132 patients were registered by the hospital in the first six months in 1915, Dr Corbett said in 2015, that many patients are seen in a month.

With a community health expo held to help celebrate the anniversary, there was also plenty of fun and games, including a fun run and bedpan toss.



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