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Why is St. Thomas' hospital located at its present site?

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History Why is St. Thomas' hospital located at its present site? St. Thomas's operating theatre was first built in 1106 close to the Priory Church and was used for general hospitality, which means meals and a bed to sleep in. It was not only used for treating people but also just like a Bed& Breakfast hotel. In 1212 it was destroyed by the fire and rebuilt 3 years later, in 1215. But it was placed at a different site, in Borough High St6reet because the conditions were supposed to be better. 650 years later it was in the way of a planned railway. ...read more.

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Therefore it was carried out by barbers, who hade good contacts with the monks and were said to be very good with the knife. The money, needed by the women's ward, was provided by Richard (Dick) Whittington in the early 15th century. At that time, the women's ward was used to shelter young women who had done amiss, and keep it secret to stop their marriage being at risk. The area, were St. Thomas's hospital was located in, was called Southwark and lay in south London it was a poor area which was in desperate need of a hospital which charged next to nothing. ...read more.

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This hospital took the "incurables" from the streets. St. Thomas's hospital is very old, it is believed to be about 450 Years old maybe even older. Its roof space was used as an exceptionally large herb garret. Guy and St. Thomas's hospital once were the United Borough Hospitals and not just used each other's facilities but also let each others students attend to booths operating sessions; until 1837 when they separated. Part of this her4b garret was used as an operating theatre, high up, so they could use the necessary daylight from a skylight. This also was the solution of the lack of gas. The operating theatre was very small, but it needed enough space for the students to watch; that's why it had standings. Seats would have taken in to much space. ...read more.

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