The Hospital on South Street
October 14 to January 07, 2012
This exhibition pays tribute to South Street Hospital, which continues to provide services after 136 years in operation. Although it began life as the London General and was renamed Victoria Hospital, what we now know as the South Street Hospital has existed on its present-day site since the 1870s.
This exhibition uses historical photographs from the London Health Sciences Centre archives and contemporary photographs documenting the now vacant space. These provide the backdrop to room settings recreated from the Museum’s substantial medical collection, giving a visual context for the personal stories and histories shared by former hospital staff and nursing students.
Throughout the years the South Street Hospital has expanded and changed to accommodate new technology, and to meet the needs of a changing and growing community. As a keystone in such medical advancements as genetics, dialysis, and cancer treatment and with a closely knit community of staff members and personnel, the hospital on South Street has made London a centre of compassionate and innovative healthcare.