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Details: Royal Portsmouth Hospital, Portsmouth

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Name

 

Present name

Royal Portsmouth Hospital 

Previous name(s)

Portsmouth and Portsea General Dispensary (1821 - 1849)
Portsmouth, Portsea and Gosport Hospital (1849 - 1850)
Royal Portsmouth, Portsea and Gosport Hospital (1850 - 1866)  

Address

Commercial Road Portsmouth  

Previous location

St George's Square

Foundation Year

1849 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1979 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

South West Metropolitan 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Portsmouth Group 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Wessex 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

County (before 1974)

Hampshire 

County (1974-1996)

Hampshire 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 

Status

Pre 1948

Voluntary

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

General, Children

Post 1948

Acute

Other information

The hospital opened in 1849 as the Royal Portsmouth, Portsea and Gosport Hospital and in 1866 its name was shortened to the Royal Portsmouth Hospital. It succeeded the Portsmouth and Portsea General Dispensary which was opened in 1821 and took some in-patients from 1828. The Royal Hospital was closed in 1979 when the extensions to Queen Alexandra Hospital were opened.

Records can be found at:

notes

  Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1849 - 1974

   General

1849 - 1974

   Finance

1895 - 1948

   Nursing

1917 - 1942

   Admission & Discharge

1934 - 1955

   Staff

1939 - 1968

   Pictorial

1936 - 1939

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

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