Fitzroy Nuffield Hospital
10-12 Bryanston Square, W1H 8BB
Medical dates:

Medical character:
1966 - 1996

General (independent)
In 1963 the Nuffield Nursing Homes Trust launched an appeal to raise £50,000 in order to build a new nursing home to replace Fitzroy House in Fitzroy Square.

The Fitzroy Nuffield Nursing Home opened in 1966 in Bryanston Square.  It had 46 beds, two operating theatres, consulting rooms, an X-ray department and a Pathology Laboratory.  It had cost over £500,000 to build and equip.

With the passing of the Abortion Act, 1967, it became one of the first approved nursing homes for the treatment of termination of pregnancy.

In 1983 it was renamed the Fitzroy Nuffield Hospital, on the basis that the term 'nursing home' failed to convey that it was a well-equipped modern hospital offering a wide range of surgical and medical treatments.

By the beginning of the 1990s the cost of an overnight stay had risen to £500 a day.  Day surgery had become increasingly popular and, in 1994, the Hospital was refurbished to accommodate more facilities for day patients and outpatients.

The Hospital closed in October 1996, with the loss of 30 nursing jobs.

Present status (January 2012)

In 1997 the building was demolished, although its facade was retained.  It is now Ellerton House, an apartment block.

Fitrroy Nuffield Hospital
Ellerton House, 10-12 Bryanston Square.

Fitrroy Nuffield Hospital
The central entrance.
References (Accessed 19th March 2017)

(Author unstated) 1963 Medical News.  British Medical Journal 1 (5331), 691.

(Author unstated) 1964 Beds for private patients.  British Medical Journal 1 (5393), 165.

(Author unstated) 1966 New Nuffield Nursing Home in London.  British Medical Journal 2 (5516), 777.

(Author unstated) 1966 News in brief.  Nursing Standard 45, 7.


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