The Leeds Infirmary moved here from 'Infirmary Street' in 1869. This building, designed by George Gilbert Scott incorporated ideas from Florence Nightingale. The plan placed it in the foremost rank of European Hospitals - so says the plaque!
The Leeds Infirmary was the first hospital built on the 'Pavilion Plan' - having cross lighting and ventilation to all the wards. Across the centre of the building is a cast iron and glass 'Winter Garden'
The frontage of the 'Brotherton Wing' of the hospital can just be seen to the East. The semi-circular balconies were originally planned to give 'fresh air cures' as invalids could take rehabilitation in the open. This plan certainly had to be changed once the motor car arrived! The Brotherton Wing is constructed from Portland Stone, and not surprisingly sat at the head of 'Great Portland Street'. You can take a close-up view of the Infirmary here.
You are viewing panorama No.120 (Leeds General Infirmary), one of 166 Virtual Reality 360 degree views of Leeds.
Map and aerial view of Leeds showing the location of Leeds General Infirmary at Latitude 53.80124074074077 / Longitude -1.551844444444427.
We have visited Leeds on a number of occasions to produce this tour, this page was created on Fri, 6 Jan 2012 18:18:15 +0000.
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