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A hospital was first established on the Tainui Street site in 1924 by Nettie Neilson who used the building as a maternity hospital. Frances Young, a nursing sister, changed the name from ‘Tirohia’ to ‘Braemar’ in 1926 and converted it to a medical and surgical hospital.
In 1931 Young purchased an adjoining section and built a maternity home known as ‘Waione’ on that piece of land. As demand for private maternity homes declined, ‘Waione’ was converted to a nurses’ home serving Braemar Hospital.