Derby hospital set to be renamed after Florence Nightingale

  • StaffAid
  • April 8, 2019

A Derby hospital could be renamed after one of the county’s most famous former residents. The NHS organisation behind the city’s hospitals would like to rename London Road Community Hospital after famed nurse Florence Nightingale. It would also like to move her Grade-II listed statue, which has sat on the edge of the former Derby Royal Infirmary site since 1914, to the London Road site, just 300 metres away. If approved, the London Road site, built in 2009, would be called the Florence Nightingale Community Hospital. Florence Nightingale was born and lived on her family’s estate, Lea Hurst, in the village of Holloway from 1820.