Anglo-Chilean Hospital
6 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1918 - 1919


The Anglo-Chilean Hospital for officers of the Royal Air Force was officially opened on 3rd December 1918 by Lord Weir (1877-1959), President of the Air Council.  Rather belatedly, as the war had ceased on 11th November, it had been provided by some Chileans living in Great Britain and Britons connected with Chile, who wished to show the strength of friendship between the two countries.  

The house, built around 1727, had been the home of the American ambassador, Walter Hines Page (1855-1918), before his return to the United States in 1918.  It had a large reception hall, seven drawing rooms, a ballroom and 20 bedrooms.

The surgeons and physicians looking after the patients gave their services voluntarily.

The Hospital closed in 1919.

Present status (June 2010)

The building received bomb damage in 1940 during WW2.  It was demolished between 1951 and 1955.  The site now contains an apartment block, with entrances at No. 5 and No. 7.  There is no trace of No. 6.

Grosvenor Square
The site of the former Anglo-Chilean Hospital.

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