St. Bartholomew's Hospital: ‘The historic heart of health in Medway for over 900 years’
Explore stories, memories and historical information about 'St. Barts' Hospital in Rochester, as it enters a period of redevelopment to become a buzzing new residential community.
Founded in 1078, St. Bartholomew's Hospital was Britain's oldest surviving hospital until it closed in 2016.
The hospital was one of the largest in the UK for treating people with leprosy which helped to form the foundation of organised health care for people who are disabled or sick that we see today.