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Lewisham Hospital

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The origins of this hospital go back to a workhouse established in 1612. During WW1 it became the Lewisham Military Hospital, and after further extensions it became the University Hospital Lewisham in 1993. A major development in 2007 called Lewisham Riverside was opened by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In 2012, a proposal to close its A&E Department was overturned by a massive public reaction. Officially, University Hospital Lewisham, it is run by the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

More information at the splendid Lost Hospitals of London.

This Wikipedia photo was taken by Reading Tom and shows the remaining block from the 1893 Infirmary.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Lewisham Hospital

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Lewisham pump

{On the plaque:} This pump was made by George Turner of Dorset Street, Fleet ...

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Michael Joannes Baptista, Baron de Wenzel
1 memorial
Royal College of Pathologists

Royal College of Pathologists

Initially they used some space at the HQ of the British Empire Cancer Campaign at 12 Grosvenor Crescent. In 1965 they moved to premises owned by the Royal Society of Medicine, Chandos House, Queen ...

Group, Medicine

1 memorial
Sir Archibald McIndoe

Sir Archibald McIndoe

Born Dunedin, New Zealand. Pioneering plastic surgeon who worked for the Royal Air Force during World War II, treating badly burnt aircrew. Appointed C.B.E. in 1944. Knighted 1947. Helped found ...

Person, Medicine

1 memorial
Hampstead General Hospital

Hampstead General Hospital

Founded in South Hill Park Road by Dr William Heath Strange.  Expanded into neighbouring houses and then in 1905 moved into a new building on the site of what is now (2014) the Heath Strange Garden...

Group, Medicine

3 memorials
Dr. Margery Blackie

Dr. Margery Blackie

Homeopathic physician. Born Hertfordshire, daughter and niece of homeopaths. In 1969 appointed physician to the Queen. Dr Blackie seems to bear a great deal of responsibility for the wider accep...

Person, Medicine

1 memorial