St Pancras Hospital

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St Pancras Hospital
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
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St Pancras Hospital
St Pancras Hospital is located in London Borough of Camden
St Pancras Hospital
Location in Camden
LocationLondon, NW1
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°32′10″N 0°7′56″W / 51.53611°N 0.13222°W / 51.53611; -0.13222Coordinates: 51°32′10″N 0°7′56″W / 51.53611°N 0.13222°W / 51.53611; -0.13222
Care systemNHS England
Hospital typeSpecialist
Emergency departmentNo
SpecialityGeriatrics, Psychiatry

St Pancras Hospital is part of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust in the St Pancras / Somers Town area of central London, near Camden Town. The hospital specialises in geriatric and psychiatric medicine.[1]


The hospital was established as the infirmary for the St Pancras Workhouse in 1848.[2][3] The hospital is partly housed in the original 18th century workhouse buildings.[4] After St Pancras North Infirmary opened in Highgate in 1869, the hospital in St Pancras Way became known as the St Pancras South Infirmary.[2] After the North Infirmary was renamed Highgate Hospital the South Infirmary was renamed St Pancras Hospital in 1920.[2] It joined the National Health Service in 1948 under the management of the University College Hospital.[2]

The former maternity wards were occupied by the Hospital for Tropical Diseases from 1951 until 1998.[5] After the hospital chapel became a day nursury, chaplaincy services were provided by St Pancras Old Church.[6] During the 1990s the hospital came under the management of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.[2]

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 between 2007 and 2008.[9]

Notable patients[edit]

Notable patients have included:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Consultants - St Pancras Hospital" Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine,
  2. ^ a b c d e "St Pancras Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  3. ^ "St. Pancras Workhouse (now St. Pancras Hospital)". The Victorian Web. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  4. ^ "St Pancras, Middlesex, London" Archived 2009-10-26 at the Wayback Machine,
  5. ^ "History". Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  6. ^ Richardson, John (1991). Camden Town and Primrose Hill Past. Historical Publications. ISBN 0-948667-12-5.
  7. ^ Hall, Sarah (23 January 1999). "Hospital's regime of abuse". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  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. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHenderson, Thomas Finlayson (1891). "Heron, Robert (1764-1807)". In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 26. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  11. ^ Rappaport, Helen (28 June 2018). "The Last Hours of Father Nicholas Gibbes, English tutor to the Romanov Children". Dove Grey Reader. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Sir Kingsley Amis Dies; British Novelist and Poet". The Washington Post. 23 October 1995. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2018.

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