Broad Street
Orthopaedic Clinic
 57 Broad Street, WC1V 7AA
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1919 - 1923

Physical medicine (out-patients only)

At the end of WW1 the Broad Street Orthopaedic Clinic was under the care of the Endell Street Military Hospital (which also had taken over the ex-Guardians' offices in Broad Street as well as the former workhouse).  In November 1919 the Clinic was taken over by the British Red Cross, who administered it directly from the County office of its London Branch.

In the first year some 487 treatments were given to officers and 41,726 to other ranks by the British Red Cross.

The Clinic closed in 1923 and the patients were transferred to other clinics and institutions.

Present status (October 2008)

In 1926 the site was bought for the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital for its new purpose-built hospital.

Today it is occupied by the High Holborn Residence, residential halls for students at the London School of Economics.

High Holborn Residence

Broad Street was absorbed into High Holborn around the time of WW2.  The High Holborn Residence, which opened in 1995, is at No. 178 High Holborn (above and below).

Broad Street

(Author unstated) 1925 The British Red Cross Society. County of London Branch Annual Reports 1914-1924. London, Harrison & Sons.
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