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Westminster Hospital.

This Infirmary was instituted in 1719, at the expense and by the contribution of several benevolent individuals, " for the relief of the sick and needy from all parts" .The patient is admitted by a recommendation sighed by any governor, cases of accident excepted, which are admitted without recommendation, at all hours of the day or night, and several beds are reserved for them. A benefaction of 30l. or upwards, or of three guineas, or more, per annum, qualifies the donor to become a trustee.

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819