John Passmore Edwards


The Passmore Edwards Wing,
West Ham Hospital



No image available When Passmore Edwards opened the Public Library at Canning Town, in February 1893, he received representations to provide a much needed new wing for the West Ham Hospital, a request that he was pleased to accept.
Drawings were prepared by the Hon architect to the hospital, Lewis Angell and Passmore Edwards laid the memorial stone in April 1894 and returned, in September 1895, to open the completed wing.
The new wing provided two wards each of 12 beds and Passmore Edwards also furnished and equiped one of the wards, which was named the "Eleanor Edwards Ward", after his wife. The other ward was equiped by Mr J R Roberts, who had also gifted £1000 towards the hospital fund. The teachers, friendly societies and masonic lodges, all of which had representatives at the opening ceremony, had contributed towards supporting the maintenance and operation of the extended hospital.
Lewis Angell
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