New End Hospital was a hospital in Hampstead, north London. It was founded in 1869 as the infirmary for the Hampstead Union workhouse, and operated until 1986. The buildings have now been redeveloped as housing.

New End Hospital
North West Thames Regional Health Authority
New End Hospital dispensary
New End Hospital is located in London Borough of Camden
New End Hospital
Location within Camden
Geography
LocationHampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°33′30″N 0°10′40″W / 51.55833°N 0.17778°W / 51.55833; -0.17778
Organisation
Care systemNHS England
History
Opened1800
Closed1986
Links
ListsHospitals in England

History

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A boilerhouse chimney which was once part of the hospital, and which is retained as a landmark

New End Hospital was founded as the infirmary for the Hampstead workhouse in 1869.[1][2] It was taken over by London County Council in 1930, at which time it had 260 beds. Sir Thomas Peel Dunhill established a Thyroid Clinic in 1931 for the treatment of patients with toxic goitre and myasthenia gravis.[1]

Until the outbreak of First World War, New End Hospital's patients included the unemployed, homeless, and unmarried mothers, and their children. It also had an infirmary for the treatment of psychiatric patients. During the First World War New End Hospital was primarily used for the treatment of wounded and shell-shocked soldiers.[1]

The hospital was taken over by the London County Council in 1930, and became well known as a centre for endocrinology.[1] It joined the National Health Service in 1948 under the management of the North East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board.[1] It remained in use until 1986, when it was sold and the proceeds used to fund the redevelopment of Queen Mary's Maternity Home.[1]

The former hospital mortuary served as the New End Theatre before being converted into a Jewish cultural centre in 2011.[3]

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References

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "New End Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Royal Free Hospital Archives Centre". AIM 25. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ "New End theatre to become synagogue". Jewish Chronicle. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2018.