Building From 1845
Opened with 12 beds in 1845. The local German community was very large at this time and nurses were recruited from Germany from the Kaiserworth Institute. Florence Nightingale was so inspired by this place that she enrolled there in 1851. In WW2 concerns about potential German espionage meant that the nursing staff were all arrested and interned on the Isle of Man. Was subsumed into the NHS in 1948. The picture source website gives the history.
Returning from the Congo in 1889 with dysentery Joseph Conrad was treated in this Hospital.