Orpington Hospital

Orpington Hospital is an acute general hospital in Orpington, London. It is managed by the King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Orpington Hospital
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Orpington Hospital
Shown in Bromley
Geography
LocationOrpington, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51.3622°N 0.0950°E / 51.3622; 0.0950
Organisation
Care systemNHS England
Hospital typeDistrict General
Services
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
History
Founded1916
Links
Websitepruh.kch.nhs.uk
ListsHospitals in England

History

The hospital has its origins in a military hospital built for soldiers originating from the Province of Ontario during the First World War.[1] It opened as the Ontario Military Hospital in February 1916.[1][2] An extra wing was completed in July 1917 and it was re-designated No 16 Canadian General Hospital in September 1917.[1] After the First World War it became a hospital for disabled servicemen[3] and it served as an Emergency Medical Service Hospital during the Second World War.[1] It joined the National Health Service as Orpington Hospital in 1948.[1] The Canada Wing was officially opened by the Canadian High Commissioner in 1983.[1] The accident and emergency department closed in 1983 but then a treatment centre opened in 2003.[1]

References

  1. "Orpington Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. "Kent: Orpington: Ontario Military Hospital. Proposed isolation ward". National Archives. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. "Ministry of Pensions. Purchase of the Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent". National Archives. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
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