This heritage building was originally part of the Coast Hospital in the eastern suburb of Little Bay. The distance and isolation from the city made it perfect for an infectious diseases hospital built in 1883. These wards of the hospital were built in 1914 and used for returned personnel from World War I suffering contagious diseases. In 1934 it was renamed Prince Henry Hospital and in 1959 teaching hospitals were established for the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. The restored wards now house the Nursing and Medical Museum and a Community Centre.