Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital

Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital

The Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital was a hospital provided by the Seamen's Hospital Society for the care of ex-members of the Merchant navy, the fishing fleets and their dependants.

It was opened in 1890 as a branch of the Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich. The London School of Tropical Medicine was established here in October 1899, by Sir Patrick Manson with assistance from the British Secretary of State for the Colonies (Joseph Chamberlain). cite journal | author=Cook GC, Webb AJ | title=The Albert Dock Hospital, London: the original site (in 1899) of Tropical Medicine as a new discipline | journal=Acta Trop | year=2001 | pages=249–55 | volume=79 | issue=3 | pmid=11412810 | doi=10.1016/S0001-706X(01)00127-9] Together with the Hospital for Tropical Diseases they moved to Euston in February 1920. Archives in London and the M25 area ( [ AIM25] ) [ Albert Dock Seamen's Hospital] ]

The Hospital was rebuilt in 1937-1938 and became part of Newham Health District under the City and East London Area Health Authority (Teaching) in 1974 and was converted from acute to orthopaedic use. It came under the direct control of Newham Health Authority in 1981 and subsequently became a homeward bound mental handicap unit before being demolished in 1993.


ee also

* Royal Albert Dock

External links

* [ Pre-Construct Archaeology] report on the site's Bronze Age [ findings]

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