Cossham Memorial Hospital , Bristol Development & Loss

Cossham Memorial Hospital is named after the wealthy coal-mine owner whose money founded it. It functioned as a full hospital from 1907 but it has been stripped of the main functions from the 1980s. Here, with many contemporary photographs, Dr Whitfield tells the story of its successful working and conversion to a diagnostic centre.

About the Author

Michael Whitfield was senior lecturer in General Practice at Bristol University. He is the author of ten other ALHA Books; and of The Dispensaries: Healthcare for the Poor Before the NHS: Britain’s Forgotten Health-care System (Author Books 2016).


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