Chelsea V.A.D. Hospital
13 Grosvenor Crescent, Belgravia, SW1X 7EE
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1915 -1919

Convalescent (military)
The Chelsea V.A.D. Hospital opened on 17th March 1915 in a house lent by Lady Morrison-Bell.  Designated as a Class A hospital, it had 80 beds for servicemen and was affiliated to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital in Millbank.

The Hospital had a bathroom on each floor except the second.  The conservatory had been converted into a small operating theatre with overhead lighting, heated pipes and a paved floor.

The nursing staff consisted of 3 trained nurses, and 8 full-time and 24 part-time members of the Chelsea Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.).

The Hospital closed on 30th April 1919.  Of the 2,010 patients during its operational lifetime, only 3 had died.

Present status (April 2010)

The  building is now an office block.

13 Grosvenor Crescent
No. 13 Grosvenor Crescent.

Nos. 13 and 14 Grosvenor Crescent
Nos. 13 and 14 Grosvenor Crescent.

No. 14 (on the right) was also an auxiliary hospital during WW1 - Lady Northcliffe's Hospital for Officers.
(Author unstated) 1917 List of the various hospitals treating military cases in the United Kingdom.  London, H.M.S.O.

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