Subject: Royal Victoria Hospital Folkestone june 2011 Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:56 am
Royal Victoria Hospital…
Previous name(s) Folkestone Dispensary (1846-1863), Folkestone Dispensary and Infirmary (1863-1890), Victoria Hospital (1890-1910)
Foundation Year 1846...Closed November 2009(ish)
In 1973 the maternity unit was transferred to Willesborough Hospital. Following the opening of the William Harvey Hospital at Ashford, this hospital was transformed into a centre for geriatric, stroke rehabilitation, eye surgery (1980-1994) and general practitioner patients. There is a published history of the hospital: Martin Easdown, A Grand Old Lady: The History of the Royal Victoria Hospital Folkestone, 1846-1996 (1996)
And as far as I can tell the last two remaining inpatient wards at the Royal Victoria Hospital closed in 2004/5 as for date the rest the amenities where transferred to the walk in centre next door I think that was some point 2006 and when this hospital finally closed its doors in 2009 November we think due to calender left open and various letters..its been left to sit ever since!
For a run down on what’s proposed for the site if you really want to know then have a look http://www.gofolkestone.org.uk/newsletters/september2007/rvhospital.html Combination of two visits so ..visited with obscurity SpaceInvader , Silver rainbow,Troglodyte and Peach...Big shout out to Ianb for visiting with us on this one..
A nice old pic from way back when
On with a few of the several hunderd pics ive taken..really dont wanna do a multiple thread thing with a huge amount of pics and tbh its been hard trying to pic out some of the best features..but here goes
Thanks for looking
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Subject: Re: Royal Victoria Hospital Folkestone june 2011 Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:10 pm