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During World War I a temporary Red Cross Military Hospital was set up in the Neston Institute
(this is now Neston Civic Hall).  SHortly after the war in 1919, there was a sum of cash remaining along
with the hospital's equipment.  Many felt this presented an ideal opportunity to establish a hospital for
Neston as well as serve as a memorial to those who had fought and fallen in the war.  On this basis
the Neston and District War purchased a Cottage in 1920 which was called “Dee View”.  The cottage
was in Little Neston Green and was bought to accommodate the hospital.

A committee was formed and the eleven bed hospital was opened by the first Lord Leverhulme on 26th
June 1920. The District Nurse at the time, Christina Bell, was given the post as the hospital's first
Matron.  Before the formation of the NHS in 1948 the hospital was governed by an executive
committee. This included several representatives such as the local doctors, the hospital governors,
Neston Urban District Council, and The Merseyside Hospitals Council.  It's financing came from fees
(about two thirds) with the remainder from collections, donations, and investments.

On 1st January 1948 the Hospital became part the National Health Service.  After that changes came of
course and in the late 1950s the operating theatre was deemed to be unviable and closed with surgury
carried out at Clatterbridge. After that Neston Hospital was downgraded to the status of a nursing
home and the final blow came in 1964 when the hospital was closed. The building was demolished  in
1967 and new houses stand in its place.
Neston Cottage Hospital 1909
Neston Cottage Hospital c1940
Neston Cottage Hospital 2007
Neston Cottage Hospital c1960
Neston Cottage Hospital c1940
Neston Cottage Hospital 1909
Neston Cottage Hospital c1960
Neston Cottage Hospital 2007