Building    From 1900  To 1912

Nelson Hospital

Categories: Medicine

Originally known as the South Wimbledon, Merton and District Cottage Hospital. It opened with six beds and two cots. It was renamed in 1905 to commemorate the centenary of Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, and presumably because Nelson's home had been in the neighbourhood.  It outgrew its premises and a new location was found in Kingston Road, Merton Park. The picture is believed to be of the men's ward of the original premises.

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

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Nelson Hospital

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Nelson Hospital

Original site of Nelson Hospital, 1900 - 1912.

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