Hampshire IAS – History of Royal Victoria Hospital Netley
During the Crimean War (1854–1856), news of dreadful conditions in military hospitals in the Crimea caused political concern in England, and contributed to the fall of the government in 1855 due to “Mismanagement of the War”. Encouraged by Queen Victoria and aided by the friendship between Florence Nightingale and the new Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, the fresh political climate allowed a large military hospital to be planned and constructed in Netley on the shore of Southampton Water.
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