Historic pictures of Portsmouth hospitals and their staff | Nostalgia


Monday, 1st March 2021, 5:04 pm
Queen Mary visiting Haslar Military Hospital, Gosport, in 1917. The hospital provided medical care to the Royal Navy and, latterly, to the army and RAF and civilians since 1753.

Here’s a fascinating collection of pictures from our archive depicting hospitals past and some present, plus the people who worked in them.

To see the full collection of 29 photographs, click here.

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Trainee nurses Shelia Alexander, left, and Mary Phelan on the roof of the former Royal Hospital in Commercial Road.

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The men's ward at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Christmas 1953.
The Royal Portsmouth Hospital in Commercial Road was hit three times. The patients were evacuated safely, but several male members of staff and a special constable were killed