NT2375 : Paderewski building, Western General Hospital

taken 8 years ago, near to Granton, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Paderewski building, Western General Hospital
Paderewski building, Western General Hospital
Originally built during the Great War as the Sisters' Quarters of the rapidly expanding 2nd General [military] Hospital, Craigleith, the building was handed over to the Edinburgh Polish School of Medicine during the Second World War and named after the first President of the reconstituted Poland of the inter-war period. From 1941 to 1949, it housed medical specialists and students drawn from the Polish army in exile with the intention of creating a cadre of doctors who were to form the nucleus of medical services to be set up in post-war Poland along similar lines to Britain's new welfare state. The plan came to nothing, however, owing to the Soviet take-over of Poland in 1945. The building, which once accommodated 120 beds for Polish servicemen, is still in use within the modern hospital and retains its wartime name.

NT2573 : Polish School of Medicine plaque, Edinburgh Medical School
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 February, 2010
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Hospital building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 231 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.7856N 3:13.9758W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 231 751
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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