Baby born at Toosey Hospital, named Toosey

In June of 1954, a new maternity ward opened at Toosey Memorial Hospital in the town of Longford, Tasmania (which is part of Australia).

Early the following month, the new ward welcomed its first baby.

It was a girl — the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Maher.

Her name? Sonia Anne Marian Toosey Maher — fourth given name in honor of the hospital.

The Toosey Memorial Hospital was established in the 1920s with money donated by the son of a successful local farmer, James Denton Toosey. Today, the facility is a nursing home.

[Here’s another baby named for the hospital he was born in.]


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