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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Mildmay Line…

I especially love the naming of the Mildmay Line. The Mildmay hospital in Shoreditch was a byword for compassion and hope for me and for my friends during the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s. It honours so many lost souls. ❤️❤️❤️

Note: “named after” not “goes to” 🙂

In a hundred years time a young child will ask about the Line name. 

After being closed in 1982 as being 'not economical viable', in 1985 the Mildmay hospital was reopened outside the NHS as a charitable nursing home, with a GP surgery attached and caring for young chronically sick patients.
 
In 1988, it became Europe's first hospice caring for people with HIV/AIDS and their families, acquiring a worldwide reputation.
 
It was famously visited by Diana, Princess of Wales several times in the 1980s and 90s.




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