Victorian London - Health and Hygiene - Hospitals - Westminster Hospital

 St. George's Hospital at Hyde Park Corner, a noble pile, containing 350 beds; this and the Westminster Hospital, opposite Westminster Abbey, an elegant Gothic edifice, containing 230 beds, although of old foundation, have both been recently erected.

Mogg's New Picture of London and Visitor's Guide to it Sights, 1844

WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, BROAD SANCTUARY, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, an Elizabethan Gothic edifice, erected 1832, from the designs of Mr. Inwood. The Hospital was instituted 1719, and was the first in this kingdom established and supported by voluntary contributions. In ten years (1834 to 1844) the annual number of in-patients was from 771 to 1546, and of out-patients from 2963 to 7965.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850

WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL was established in the Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, in 1719. The present building was erected in 1832, and contains nineteen wards, with 174 beds. In-patients in 1858, 1558 ; out-patients, 17,193; yearly income, about 45,000l.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865