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Historic Hospital Admission Records Project


Buildings and departments

photo Engraving of the New Hospital on Powis Place, opened 1875.
photo The Original Hospital, no 49 Great Ormond Street, c1850s.
photo An interior of the receiving room in Outpatients Astor Building. 1912
photo Beaconsfield Convalescent Home c1930
photo Beaconsfield Convalescent Home, 1920
photo The Nursing Staff at Cromwell House (with two doctors, unknown) c1910
photo The Hospital Chapel, c1990
photo The Hospital Chapel, c1980
photo A Scene from Cromwell House, depicting a nurse and several little patients. (Henry Woods, 1880)
photo An engraving of the Grand Staircase at Cromwell House (possibly Henry Woods, 1876)
photo An engraving of the exterior of Cromwell House, from Highgate Hill, c1876.
photo An engraving of the original ward in the Hospital, published in April 1852. Notice the large bed in the corner:  that is where the nurse would have slept.
photo An engraving showing a ward scene from the Hospital for Sick Children, published in The Illustrated Times (February 4, 1865). Note the prominent display of improving reading material.
photo A watercolour of the exterior view of Cromwell house, from Highgate Hill (Wm Henry Prior, c1878)
photo The large garden at Cromwell House, c1900.
photo The X-Ray Department (date) which first opened in 1902.
photo Tonsillectomy, c1915. The surgeon is probably Mr Barrington Ward.
photo The Electrical Department, where galvinism and various other treatments based on the use of electrical currents were performed. (1910). The bath in the background was used for the treatment of ringworm.
photo The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, early 20th century. The large building in the foreground was built in 1893 and replaced the original Georgian hospital buildings. To the left is the façade of the 1875 building in Powis Place, and to the right, the new Astor Outpatient's department, which opened in 1908.
photo The Garden at Great Ormond Street, c1902.
photo A group of nurses in the garden, in front of the plane tree, which for many years was an emblem of the hospital, c1912.
photo Nurses and children in the garden, by the plane tree, c1902.
photo In the hospital kitchens, 1900.
photo The Lewis Carrol Cot, 1898. Cots sponsored by hospital supporters had plaques on the wall above, indicating the name of the sponsor, or the name of the person to whom the cot was dedicated.
photo The Royal Sea Bathing Hospital at Margate, reproduced from the Hospital's Annual Report 1902, with permission of the East Kent Archives Centre. Children were sent here to recover from tubercular disease.
photo The Annie Zunz Ward (nd) c1910-1914
photo The Milk Kitchen, 1900
photo A romanticised engraving of a nurse and child from the hospital, published on the front cover of The Christian Million in 1884.
photo An engraving of the hospital's original ward, from the front page of The Penny Illustrated Paper (1863) with the caption 'Distribution of the toys presented by the Queen, Princess Helena and Prince Alfred to the sick children in  Great Ormond Street Hospital.
photo An engraving of Hospital's first ward, published in The London Paper, 1858. Notice the ornate wall panels, an indication of the room's grander past, when it served as Dr Richard Mead's library.
photo Christmas Tea Party for outpatients, in the Astor Outpatients Waiting Room, 1911.
photo Outpatients waiting their turn with the doctor in the Astor Building Outpatients Department, 1909.
photo The Play House in the grounds of Cromwell House, Highgate, c1890.
photo A ward at Cromwell House. Notice the ornate ceiling, providing clues to the House's grander past, late 19th century.
photo An engraving, from The Illustrated Times (1858) depicting a scene from the early days of the Hospital, in its original ward. The two men are Dr West (centre) and Dr William Jenner tending to patients.
photo A scene from the hospital's pharmacy. J. Wycliffe Peck, pharmcist, is shown on the left, c 1906.
photo J Wycliffe Peck, pharmacist (seated) with staff of the pharmacy (nd). Wycliffe Peck was pharmacist to the hosptial from 1894-1936.
photo The X-ray department, 1910.

Victorian Balconies: a feature of the 1875 building

Infant nursery admission register, 1859 Garden of No. 48 Great Ormond Street, home of the Infant Nursery 1859-64