Plaque: F N Hospital - renaming
Erection date: 5/7/2000
This plaque, unveiled July 5th 2000, marks the official renaming and dedication of the Hospital Group as Florence Nightingale Hospitals, in honour of the famous Lady Superintendent who forged her own unique path and wove a legacy of service to others, demonstrating courage and true vision.
Site: Florence Nightingale Hospital (2 memorials)
NW8, Lisson Grove, 11 - 19, Capio Nightingale Hospital
Dirty and uncared for, but we prefer the Duchess plaque - just the way they have written the "Qu" of "Queen" endears it to us. The modern plaque has got so carried away in verbiage that metaphors are mixed - one can forge a cliche'ed path but surely one can't weave a legacy. And note that no one takes any responsibility for the modern plaque, while there's a whole committee proud to be named on the 1909 one, and which we now have to research, sigh.