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Details: Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone

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Present name

Royal Victoria Hospital 

Previous name(s)

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


Radnor Park Avenue Folkestone CT19 5AN (Since 1890) 

Previous location

Rendezvous Street, Dover Road

Foundation Year




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


County (before 1974)


County (1974-1996)


County (after 1996)



Pre 1948

Voluntary, Military

Post 1948



Pre 1948


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:


  East Kent Archives Centre

Record type

Date range


1846 - 1990


1846 - 1990


1932 - 1976


1934 - 1962


1990 - 1990


1890 - 1990

Finding aids

Finding aids


Location of finding aids

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