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Details: Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone

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Name

 

Present name

Royal Victoria Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Folkestone Dispensary (1846-1863), Folkestone Dispensary and Infirmary (1863-1890), Victoria Hospital (1890-1910)  

Address

Radnor Park Avenue Folkestone CT19 5AN (Since 1890) 

Previous location

Rendezvous Street, Dover Road


Foundation Year

1846 

Closed

No 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

South East Metropolitan 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

South East Kent 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

South East Thames 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

South East Thames 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

South East Kent 

District Health Authority (1982- )

South East Kent 

Current Trust

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust 

Previous Trust

South Kent Hospitals NHS Trust (from 1994) 

Trust From

1999 

County (before 1974)

Kent 

County (1974-1996)

Kent 

County (after 1996)

Kent 

Status

Pre 1948

Voluntary, Military

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

General

Post 1948

Acute, Geriatric, Other: stroke rehabilitation, eye surgery and GP patients (from 1979)

Other information

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)

Records can be found at:

notes

  East Kent Archives Centre

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1846 - 1990

   General

1846 - 1990

   Nursing

1932 - 1976

   Ephemera

1934 - 1962

   Pictorial

1990 - 1990

   Other

1890 - 1990

Finding aids

Finding aids

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Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

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