Forest Park – Satellite Site of New Zealand General Hospital No.1

1992.750 A view of the entrance to Forest Park Hotel, the convalescing officer accommodation at No 1 New Zealand General Hospital, Brockenhurst. Photograph: 4/386 Major Henry Masterton Clark. Credit: National Army Museum of New Zealand

Forest Park and its surrounding land was donated to the war effort by Mrs Morant of Brockenhurst Park and it formed part of the Lady Hardinge Hospital for wounded Indian soldiers between 1914 and 1915 photos from that period can be found here.

In 1916 the main hospital complex and its satellite sites such as Forest Park became part of the No.1 New Zealand General Hospital staffed and operated by the New Zealand Medical Corps. The main hospital headquarters were located at what is now Tile Barn Outdoor centre.

You can find out more about the activities, sites and stories associated with the hospital by clicking here: No.1 New Zealand General Hospital

Date: 1916

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