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The Buckinghamshire General Infirmary

Florence Nightingale is the subject of three commemorative statues, in Liverpool, Derby and London. She is also remembered in her family monument in the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church in Wellow, Hampshire. Yet her life’s work and influence are also manifest in the plan and form of numerous Victorian hospitals. The design of Buckinghamshire General Infirmary, for example, was influenced personally by Florence Nightingale. It was one of the first pavilion-plan hospitals in England and the first civilian pavilion-planned hospital to be finished and in use. Nightingale published the design as an exemplar in the third edition of her 'Notes on Hospital Design', 1863.

Buckinghamshire General Infirmary

c1860-62 by David Brandon
Listed Grade II in 1992

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