Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital
|Chailey Heritage Marine Hospital|
The ruins show very weathered concrete foundations onto which were fixed what appear to be wooden buildings. Plaques on the site show beds wheeled into the fresh air - "Nature's Antibiotic". Very close to, and on the landward side of the hospital, was the Lily Warren nurses' home.
|Location||Tide Mills, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Emergency department||No Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The hospital, which was built to provide aftercare and recovery for disabled boys who had undergone surgery, opened in 1924. The hospital formed part of the Chailey Heritage School founded by Dame Grace Kimmins to provide education for disabled boys. Muriel Powell was matron of the hospital from its opening until her resignation in 1933.
The War Office regarded the area as a potential invasion site and considered that the buildings might provide cover for invading German forces; the hospital was therefore demolished in 1940 during the Second World War