Repat Health Precinct 80 Year Celebration 1942-2022

The ‘Repat’ celebrated a significant milestone – the 80th anniversary of officially opening and held a community event at the Repat Health Precinct on Friday 11 November to coincide with Remembrance Day.

The Repat 80 year celebration was a community event recognising and celebrating the services, culture and connection of the Repat to the South Australian community.

The day showcased the current services and partners on site, providing an opportunity for community and consumers to visit, and celebrate the history and future of this important health precinct. It also provided an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding efforts our staff have gone to in providing high-quality care to consumers and their families over the years.

Thank you to The Hospital Research Foundation and Flinders University for their generous support of the Repat 80yr Anniversary community event.

Veterans’ Memorial Trail

The Veterans’ Memorial Trail – which meanders its way through the Repat Health Precinct – acknowledges the important and meaningful connection the veteran community has with the site. Key features of the trail include:

  • The Repat Museum, which contains a wealth of memorabilia relating to the hospital’s history; as well as both world wars and other major conflicts.
  • The Repat Chapel opened in 1944 and commemorates those who have service in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved with.
  • The School’s Patriotic Fund (SPF) Hall – opened in 1943 – demonstrates the contribution of civilians to the war effort and the support of veterans. It was built using funds raised by the SPF and the Red Cross, for the benefit of patients of the hospital.