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Chepstow Military Hospital 1920s
« on: Friday 11 February 11 23:22 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather was injured in W.W.1 and ended up having treatment in Chepstow in 1923 for a badly damaged leg.

Does anyone kow where the hospital was or if there are any pictures online - can't seem to find any myself.

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Re: Chepstow Military Hospital 1920s
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 February 11 01:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello Crunwere  :)

This would have been Mount Pleasant Hospital, Chepstow, which was built in 1917 by the Admiralty for National Shipyard workers in Chepstow. During WW1 it was used to treat servicemen. It later became famous as the Chepstow Burns hospital and burns victims from across South Wales and South West England were treated there for burns including plastic surgery.

http://hospitalshistory.multiply.com/photos/album/10/Hospitals_Wales#photo=40

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Re: Chepstow Military Hospital 1920s
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 February 11 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Morgan - for both the info and the lovely picture - I knew there must be one somewhere if I knew where to look!

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Re: Chepstow Military Hospital 1920s
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 February 19 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I lived in Chepstow as a child from 1956. I remember the military patients wearing their blue uniform around the town. They were given a great deal of respect. Around this time my mother was a nurse at the hospital. It had the reputation of being one of the best burns units in the country.

There were two hospitals either side of the St. Lawrence Road. Mount Pleasant Hospital and St. Lawrence Hospital.

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Re: Chepstow Military Hospital 1920s
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 February 19 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Richard - nice to hear the patients were treated with respect like that.

The St Lawrence hospital was from 1942.