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Lady Havelock Hospital, Colombo c.1910

Lady Havelock Hospital 1911

Photograph showing the Lady Havelock Hospital around 1910

Established in 1895 as the Lady Havelock Hospital for Women and Children, it was christened the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in 1910. These distinguished ladies were the respective wives of British Governors in Ceylon – Sir Arthur Havelock and Sir Joseph West Ridgeway.

The Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children is a tertiary care children’s hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With a bed-strength of over 1100, it is now considered to be the largest children’s hospital in the world.

Photography/Publisher: Skeen & Co., Ceylon
Location: Colombo
Date: 1910s

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