Group    From 1719  To 1994

Westminster Hospital

Categories: Medicine

Originally established as a charitable society, over the years it has occupied various premises: Petty France (1720 – 24); Chappell Street, renamed Broadway (1724 – 35); Buckingham Gate (1735 - 1831); Broad Sanctuary, purpose-built (1831 - 1938); St John’s Gardens, (hospital to the east, school and nurses' home to the west) (1938 – 1993). In 1993 the hospital reopened as the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on the old St Stephen's Hospital site in Fulham Road.

Note that in 1733 in a dispute regarding the new site the entire medical staff resigned and set up St George’s Hospital at Hyde Park Corner.

The hospital-related buildings on both sides of St John’s Gardens remain (the facades at least), those on the west were converted into luxury apartments, Westminster Green.

The picture shows the hospital building in Broad Sanctuary. This was demolished in 1950 following a fire, the site now being occupied by the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre.

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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:
Westminster Hospital

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Westminster Chapel

Upon this spot, formerly the site of Westminster Hospital, a house of god for...

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Westminster Hospital - burial ground

The foundation stone of the Westminster Hospital for its move from Broad Sanc...

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Dr Owen Lankester

Dr Owen Lankester

Chairman of the East End Maternity Hospital, 1902 - 1933.  His obituary in Medical News 6 January 1934 tells us:  Born Alfred Owen Lankester, brother to (the later) Sir Ray Lankester.  Died at home...

Person, Medicine, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Prince of Wales's typhoid recovery

Prince of Wales's typhoid recovery

In 1871 the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) suffered an attack of typhoid fever (the illness of which his father had died 10 years earlier) while at his home, Sandringham in Norfolk. To everyon...

Event, Medicine, Royalty

1 memorial
Guy's Hospital

Guy's Hospital

Founded by Thomas Guy in concept in 1721 but it was not until 6 January 1725 that the first sixty patients were admitted.  Aim 25 have a good summary of the history.  Guy's and St Thomas' are consi...

Place, Medicine

13 memorials
Oriolet Hospital and Convalescent Home

Oriolet Hospital and Convalescent Home

Founded and endowed by Arnold Frank Hills (1857–1927), MD of Thames Ironworks, sportsman (founder of West Ham FC), philanthropist, and promoter of vegetarianism. A centre of treatment for sick veg...

Group, Medicine

1 memorial