St Pancras Hospital

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St Pancras Hospital
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
Geography
Location 4 St Pancras Way, London, England, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Specialist
Services
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Speciality Geriatrics, Psychiatry
Links
Lists Hospitals in England

St Pancras Hospital is a public hospital in the St Pancras/Somers Town area of London, near Camden Town. The hospital specialises in geriatric and psychiatric medicine.[1][2]

The hospital was formerly the St Pancras Workhouse.[3] The Workhouse dates back to before 1777 and the hospital is partly housed in the original buildings.[4] From 1951 to 1998 some of its buildings (the former maternity wards) were occupied by the London Hospital for Tropical Diseases. The remainder was managed by University College Hospital as general wards.[5]. The chaplaincy is run from St Pancras Old Church.[6]

Controversies[edit]

In January 1999 an independent report revealed abuse at Beach House, one of the geriatric units of the hospital, where nurses hit and tied up elderly mentally ill patients, and racially intimidated colleagues who threatened to report them.[7]

A paedophile nurse was sacked in February 2005 and subsequently struck off.[8] The number of mental health beds were reduced in 2007-08.[9]

Notable connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Consultants - St Pancras Hospital", Specialistinfo.com
  2. ^ * Inpatient services for older people at the St Pancras Hospital, Camden PCT
  3. ^ St. Pancras Workhouse (now St. Pancras Hospital), The Victorian Web
  4. ^ "St Pancras, Middlesex, London", Workhouses.org
  5. ^ The National Archives H31/SP
  6. ^ Camden Town and Primrose Hill Past by John Richardson (1991) ISBN 0-948667-12-5
  7. ^ "Hospital's regime of abuse", The Guardian, Sarah Hall, 23 January 1999
  8. ^ "Nurse struck off for downloading child porn videos", Matt Eley, Ham&High, 19 January 2007
  9. ^ "Mental health bed cuts will ‘only add stress to system’", Ham&High, 13 September 2007
  10. ^ "Sir Kingsley Amis Dies; British Novelist and Poet ", The Washington Post, 23 October 1995

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Coordinates: 51°32′10″N 0°7′56″W / 51.53611°N 0.13222°W / 51.53611; -0.13222