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Etheldred ('Ethel') Fraser-Tytler

(1844-1919), Daughter of Charles Edward Fraser-Tytler

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Stephen Spark

01 April 2017, 22:43

Etheldred [with another 'd'] Fraser-Tytler had the inspiration for a Home of Recovery in the countryside to (a) relieve overcrowded London hospitals of post-op patients and, more importantly, (b) offer a place where poor patients could recover in clean air and serene surroundings. She raised funds and eventually saw her dream realised in Cobham, Surrey, when Ernest Frederick Schiff endowed a home of recovery, named in memory of his brother, Alfred, which opened on 5 Nov 1910. Fraser-Tytler's name was perpetuated in Etheldred Ward, later known as Fraser-Tytler Ward. The Schiff Home was the first auxiliary hospital outside London to receive First World War soldiers (on 4 Aug 1914) and was the last to look after them (until 1 Apr 1920). It did the same valuable service in the Second World War until a direct hit by a rocket in 1944 forced it to close for 6 months. The Schiff Home became part of the NHS on 5 Jul 1948 and continued to provide a valuable service in the way Etheldred Fraser-Tytler envisaged until closed as a cost-saving measure on 21 Jul 1980.

Kirsty Stonell Walker

13 July 2015, 14:10

Ethel Fraser-Tytler - Ethelred Fraser-Tytler (1845-1919), unmarried

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