St James' Hospital

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St James' Hospital

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  • St James' Infirmary

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Founded by the Wandsworth Board of Guardians as a poor hospital, and officially opened in 1910.

During the First World War, the hospital became an auxiliary military hospital to the First London (T.F.) General Hospital. It changed its name in 1920 to St James' Hospital, and was taken over by the LCC in 1930. It expanded in the 1930s, including new X-ray and physiotherapy departments and extensions to the Nurses' Home and Nurses Training School.

The hospital joined the NHS in 1948 under the control of the Wandsworth Group Hospital Management Committee, part of the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. During building works in the 1950s, some patients were transferred to the Grove Hospital and St Benedict's Hospital. In 1974, the hospital came under the control of the Wandsworth and East Merton District Health Authority, part of the South West Thames Regional Health Authority. It amalgamated with St George's Hospital in 1980, and closed in 1988 when the new St James Wing opened at Tooting.


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St George's Hospital, London (1733-)

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GB/NNAF/C179806 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O108191 )

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Grove Fever Hospital (1899-1958)

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Lost Hospitals of London

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