The Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton
The hospital opened its doors in January Ist 1849 to “patients who are such unable to pay for medicine and advice and are destitute of funds to make provision for them”.
The hospital was visited by the Prince of Wales and granted its Royal Charter. By 1928 it became known as the Royal Hospital, losing one of its former names of Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Hospital.
In the late thirties a complete new solarium wing of five floors containing 120 beds and a fine swimming pool was added. By the forties the hospital had developed into an excellent general hospital encompassing all the necessary medical specialities and facilities, including cancer treatments.
The Royal Hospital closed on Tuesday 24th June 1997 after more than 148 years of care and dedication to the citizens of Wolverhampton
Solarium & Swimming Pool