Victoria Hospital, Chelsea (Site)

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th August 1966.

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Photo of Mr William Worsley Mr William Worsley , Chelsea 12:00 am, 8th August 1966

asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a statement about the proposed use of the site of the Victoria Hospital, Tite Street, Chelsea.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson , St Pancras North

The site has been offered for the replacement of a convent, the existing site of which will be needed for the proposed grouping of postgraduate hospitals in Chelsea.

Photo of Mr William Worsley Mr William Worsley , Chelsea

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how long this hospital has been empty and unused at a time of shortage of hospital facilities in London?

Photo of Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson , St Pancras North

Perhaps I may first tell the hon. Gentleman that this site is not suitable for hospital purposes. It was closed in late 1964, after full consultation with all the appropriate local interests. Demolition started at the end of May this year, and should be completed by the end of the year.