HISTORY OF THE HOSPITAL
The Helston Community
Hospital was built in 1923 funded by the people of Helston as a War Memorial
to those who lost their lives in the First World War. Helston and District
lost over 200 men in the First World War. Many of those who returned had
lost limbs, suffered exposure to gas or were severely traumatised by their
experiences. In 1919, after consider discussion, it was decided to erect
a Cottage Hospital, as a central War Memorial for Helston and District
to be called "The Helston and District Cottage Hospital War Memorial.
The Hospital was opened
on Monday 21 May 1923 by Brigadier General The Right Hon. Lord St Levan
supported by the Bishop of Truro.
|There is an interesting
book on the development of the Hospital to 2008 written by Derek Carter
and this on sale in the Hospital Cafe.