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The Willesden Cottage Hospital

Source: The Illustrated London News, July 22,1893

On Tuesday, July 18, Miss Balfour, accompanied by her brother, the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, M.P., opened the New Cottage Hospital, erected in Harlesden Lane, Willesden, at a cost of 2000, by Mr. Passmore Edwards, and endowed by subscriptions in the neighbourhood. The new hospital, constructed of red brick, looks towards Harrow-on- the-Hill. It contains two wards, well ventilated, each having accommodation for four patients, with a paying ward. There is accommodation for the nurse-matron, who is assisted by another trained nurse. The building is plainly but comfortably furnished, and perfectly arranged. The opening ceremony took place in a large marquee erected in the grounds facing the main entrance to the building. Mr. Balfour, with his sister, was received by Sir Bradford Leslie (chairman of the trustees) and the committee, Dr. Brookfield, and Mr. Irwin Cox.