Victoria Children’s Hospital, Tite Street

Royal Victoria Children’s Hospital, Chelsea

The Victoria Hospital for Children opened in 1866 as The South Western Hospital for Children. This image shows Gough House, a very substantial Chelsea house in which it was initially accommodated, and which was extended as demands on the hospital grew. It continued to operate for nearly 100 years. In 1948, it became part of the group of hospitals managed by Saint George’s Hospital Teaching Group. Services were eventually transferred to St George’s, Tooting.