Celebrating our Royal Mums

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Women’s Hospital in 2008, RBWH Foundation erected an Honour Wall on level six of the hospital’s Ned Hanlon building to pay tribute to the many thousands of women who have given birth at the Royal since it first opened in 1938.

Royal Mum Margaret Gallagher and baby Gallagher 1943

These women are affectionately known as ‘Royal Mums’ and being included on a permanent honour wall ensures they are officially recognised as not only part of the hospital’s history, but Queensland’s history.

For privacy reasons, it is not possible to access hospital records to create this honour roll, so instead we ask that women register themselves, or friends or family members (especially if deceased) as Royal Mums.

There are over 30 thousand registered Royal Mums who appear on our honour wall – but with over 500,000 babies born at the hospital, there are still many unregistered mums out there!

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First baby born at the new Women’s Hospital, 26 March 1938

The Honour Wall is updated at least once a year with all newly registered mums and new additions for existing Royal mums.

Apart from having your name etched into history, being part of this very special community offers many benefits including access to special events, offers and competitions through our bi-monthly e-newsletter.

Our mums are further celebrated in two beautiful published albums – Royal Mums: A Collection of Memories (Volume 1 and Volume 2) – Volume 1 is now sold out but Volume 2 can be purchased through our online shop.