Printed prospectus of the School of Nursing at Queen Mary's Hospital

Scope and Content

Printed prospectus of the School of Nursing at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, Kent (circa. 1950-1960), concerning the course, facilities and accommodation offered to students at the hospital, including photographs of the hospital grounds, as well as current students at work and leisure.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Queen's Hospital was opened in 1917 in the grounds of Frognal House, Sidcup. It comprised a group of prefabricated buildings, and initially provided pioneering plastic surgery to First World War soldiers with facial injuries, under the auspices of Sir Harold Gillies, until 1925.After 1925 it served as a London County Council "out-hospital", and was renamed Queen Mary's Hospital in 1930. It continued to develop as a district general hospital serving the local population after the Second World War.In 1974 the original prefabricated buildings, which had been intended to last for only ten years, were replaced by the current hospital building.In 2009 Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust and Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust merged to form the South London Healthcare NHS Trust, creating one hospital on several different sites. In November 2010 the Hospital's A & E Department closed. Acute services are provided in the two sister hospitals, Queen Elizabeth hospital in Woolwich and Princess Royal University hospital in Locksbottom.

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Acquisition Information

There is no record of the date or source of acquisition before the collection was deposited at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May 2011.


Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

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Custodial History

This collection was originally deposited at the Royal College of Midwives. It is now held under the terms of a service level collection care agreement at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.