Atkinson Morley Hospital , Copse Hill

Atkinson Morley Hospital , Copse Hill

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Area Wimbledon Village
Picture Reference Wim_​35_​3-9
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Notes / History Atkinson Morley Hospital was built using money bequeathed by Mr Atkinson Morley in the late 1860s.

From the time it opened the change in diet and environment had a positive effect on the patients of St Georges’ Hospital and by the end of 1869 1 in 6 patients went for convalescence. The average length of stay was 3 weeks.
Each ward had large windows and tiled floors. There was a double open fireplace to heat the water and run the primitive central heating system.

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