|LOST HOSPITALS OF LONDON|
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
45-51 Bolsover Street, W1P 8AQ
|1905 - ? 2009
Orthopaedics (Out-patients only)
In 1908 a 5-storey Nurses Home was built in Bolsover Street for the Hospital staff. Later, a 3-storey extension was added behind it for the Out-Patients department, which opened in 1927.
The building is now the Central London Out-patients department of the RNOHT Stanmore but is about to become 'lost'.
The Out-Patients Hall, with its murals painted in 1926 by Nan West, the daughter of the Hospital Chairman at that time, is listed Grade II and presumably will have to be preserved in the new development.
Present status (December 2007)
The building and adjacent car park were sold to Ridgeford Properties in 2006 for approximately £25 million. They plan to demolish it and build a block of flats.
A new (smaller) Out-patients building is being built on the corner of Bolsover and Greenwell Streets, due to be completed by the end of 2009.
Looking south along Bolsover Street
August 2008: Purple hoarding along Greenwell Street
August 2008: the basement level of Fitzrovia Apartments has been completed and work is progressing on the western side of the development
The main entrance of the Hospital. The entrance to the Nurses' Home is the door on the left.
The Grade II listed
(by courtesy of Dirk de Camp)
The car park on the south side of the Hospital, where the new Hospital building is currently being developed.
August 2008: The colourful hoarding by the site office. This was once the entrance for the Private Consulting Rooms. It was never used as it was next door to the derelict Georgian terrace (now demolished). Private patients used the main NHS entrance
|I worked here too until I was made redundant and took early retirement in 2006. By this time the building had become very dilapidated.|
Cholmeley JA 1985 History of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. London, Chapman & Hall.
Black N 2006 Walking London's Medical History. London, Royal Society of Medicine Press.
Schott GD 1998 Nan West's murals in the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. British Medical Journal 317, 1736.
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