Nursing Home for
Colonial Officers
29 Wimpole Street, W1G 8GP
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1914 - 1915 ?

Convalescent (military)
At the outbreak of war, the businessman Sir Robert Borwick promised to pay £2,000 a year for the maintenance of a hospital for sick and wounded Colonial officers.

Two established nursing homes were chosen - one run by Miss Bertha Lancaster at No. 29, Wimpole Street and Miss Pollack's at No. 50, Weymouth Street.  

The Nursing Home for Colonial Officers had 30-40 beds.  Pending the arrival of Colonial patients, English officers were accommodated.

The Wimpole Street premises are not listed by the British Red Cross Society in 1917, so presumably closed sometime in 1915-1916.

Present status (August 2012)

The building has been converted into apartments.
29 Wimpole Street  29 Wimpole Street
The property is currently undergoing refurbishment.
(Author unstated) 1914 Summary of work since outbreak of war to date.  London, British Red Cross Society.

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