Dudley Road Hospital

Birmingham History

Dudley Road Hospital, built in 1889, was originally known as the Birmingham Infirmary, and was later changed to Dudley Road Infirmary, and is now known as City Hospital. It was built as an extension to the workhouse on Western Road. It was designed as a single corridor, nearly mile in length, with nine Nightingale style wards leading off.

During WW1 it became 2/1st Southern General Hospital on May 1917, having previously been an annexe to the 1st Southern General Hospital.

It continues to be developed to-day as a major hospital in the city