Harold Wood Hospital

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Harold Wood Hospital
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust
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Harold Wood Hospital
Harold Wood Hospital is located in London Borough of Havering
Harold Wood Hospital
Location within London Borough of Havering
Location Havering, London, England, United Kingdom
Care system NHS England
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university London South Bank University
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Closed 13 December 2006
(transfer to Queen's and King George)
Website www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/home.php
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Harold Wood Hospital was a hospital in northeast London, United Kingdom. It was located in Gubbins Lane, Harold Wood, in the London Borough of Havering. It was managed by Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust. The Havering Campus of London South Bank University, an NHS polyclinic and a long term conditions unit continue to operate at the hospital site, and a residential development by Countryside Properties known as Kings Park is in development.


The hospital was opened in 1909 by West Ham County Borough council, as the Grange convalescent home for children, which operated with the nearby Plaistow fever hospital.[1] The Grange had been a private house, built in 1884 by John Compton, owner of the Gubbins estate. The convalescent home was maintained by the county borough until the Second World War, as an emergency hospital. After the war it became a permanent hospital, and in the 1960s was significantly enlarged.[2]

After services relocated to Queen's Hospital and to King George Hospital in Redbridge, the hospital was closed on 13 December 2006. The site vacated by the hospital was earmarked for a 470-home housing development.[3] The original plan to keep certain NHS facilities was superseded and the entire plot was approved for residential development. Local residents opposed the proposal of over 800 dwellings, including a 9-storey block.[4] A residential development by Countryside Properties known as Kings Park is in development.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Harold Wood Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  2. ^ Powell, W R (1978). "'Hornchurch: Economic history and local government', in A History of the County of Essex". London: British History Online. pp. 39–45. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  3. ^ "PDU Case Report". Archived from the original on 2004-08-19.
  4. ^ Save Harold Wood! Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Kings Park". Countryside. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

Coordinates: 51°35′33″N 0°13′34″E / 51.5925°N 0.2261°E / 51.5925; 0.2261

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