Royal East Sussex Hospital

From Historical Hastings

Following the grant of funding to the tune of £20,000 by Mr F. D. Harding, the manager of the London and County Bank, the Hospital was able to re-locate from its site on the sea-front opposite the pier to a larger site in Bohemia Road.[1]

WW2 Bombing

Dorothy Gardner was working as a nurse at the hospital in 1941 when she was awarded the George Cross for her bravery in saving the life of a patient when a bomb fell on the ward in which she was working. The medal she was awarded is now in Hastings Museum[2].


References & Notes

  1. Hastings & St Leonards Observer 09 September 1905 pg. 4
  2. Famous residents who have lived in Hastings, accessdate: 5 November 2020