West Ham Union Infirmary Whipps Cross Hospital began life as an infirmary for the West Ham Union. Barts Health NHS Trust, 1903 plan
The War Hospital. A War Office inspector was impressed by the hospital's 'clean and modern equipment'. Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, RLHWX/P/3/4
Whipps Cross Infirmary Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, RLHWX/P/2/1
Bringing patients to hospital New motor vans with 'Ambulance' signs brought people to hospital in the 1930s. Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, RLHWX/P/2/14
Nurse Training There had been a nurse training school at Whipps Cross since the 1920s. In the 1940s a preliminary training school opened with accommodation in the former Wilfred Lawson Hotel in Woodford. Pupil nurses were introduced to the elements of nursing and subjects such as anatomy before starting work on the wards. Barts Health NHS Trust, Archives RLHWX/NE/5/1
Students, nursing and medical staff by the tennis courts next to the hospital's nurses' homes, on prize giving day Matron Fogarty is sitting at the centre with a bouquet of flowers along with other female staff members. Devi Lal Bissa, male nurse tutor, is standing at the end of the row. Two students are possibly from the religious order of the Little Sisters of the Poor; students from the same religious order trained at the hospital in most year's student intakes. Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, RLHWX/P/4/31
Medical Education Centre A lecturer or doctor presenting x-ray images in the lecture theatre of the Medical Education Centre. Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, RLHWX/P/3/17
Whipps Cross Hospital Radio began in 1969, broadcasting to hard-wired bed units from wooden sheds on the hospital site. Volunteers broadcast for 3 hours on Sunday.
Margaret Centre The centre opened in 1987 to provide palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
League of Friends Initially set up to raise money for patient comforts, the League of Friends raised millions of pounds to support the hospital with vital equipment over more than 50 years. It celebrated its 40th anniversary in 1994.
University Hospital A new Trust was formed in April 2001. It was called Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust in recognition of the hospital's nursing teaching links with South Bank University and status as a 'hub' hospital partner with St Bartholomew's and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Barts Health NHS Trust Archives, RLHWX/P/2/16
Major refurbishment of the accident and emergency department at Whipps Cross was completed in 2012. Barts Health NHS Trust