Catalogue description Records of Poplar Hospital, East India Dock Road, London

This record is held by Barts Health NHS Trust Archives

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Title: Records of Poplar Hospital, East India Dock Road, London

The collection contains administrative records, deeds, surveyor's records and unofficial records.

Date: 1858-1964
Held by: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Poplar Hospital, Poplar, London

Physical description: 21 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from Mrs Wilson, 48 Benson Avenue, East Ham, on 25th November 1984

Administrative / biographical background:

This Hospital was founded in 1855 specifically to provide for the many accidental injuries occurring in the Docks, and was officially called the Poplar Hospital for Accidents. (It was not until the hospital was rebuilt between 1891 and 1894 that any women's wards were provided). Many of those prominent in the foundation, such as Samuel Gurney and Money Wigram, were actively connected with the London Hospital, and in 1854 it was suggested that the proposed Hospital should be attached to the London; this suggestion was again revived in 1868 (see LH/A/23/34), but to no effect. Sydney Holland, later 2nd Viscount Knutsford, became Chairman of the Hospital in 1891, an office that he held until 1920, when he became President. With the advent of the National Health Service in 1948, the Hospital became part of the Bow Group of Hospitals within the North East Metropolitan Hospital Board. In 1963, the Group was amalgamated with another to form the Thames Group. The Hospital closed in 1974.

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