The Hospital began in 1899 when the Second Boer War broke out in South Africa. As a wave of patriotism swept over Britain, the Prince of Wales (before he became King Edward VII) suggested that Agnes and her sister Fanny convert their Belgravia home into a hospital. Within weeks they were treating sick and wounded returning officers.
We’ve continued this tradition of caring for military officers through our Centre for Veterans’ Health. The Centre provides veterans and their partners with life-changing care, at a reduced cost. Our award-winning Pain Management Programme is free for veterans.
We are strongly rooted in our past but also look to the future, working towards more accurate diagnoses and less invasive treatments. Ultimately, we want to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
We’ve put together this timeline of highlights from the last 120 years: