A COUPLE of weeks ago I featured some black and white photographs of the Park Prewett Hospital.

Building work on the hospital itself started in 1912, however work stopped in 1914 due to the outbreak of the First World War. 

It opened fully in 1917 as a convalescent hospital for the Canadian military.

During the early days it was called Number 4 Canadian General Hospital.

Park Prewett opened as a mental hospital in 1921 and served the community until the early nineties. 

By 1997 there was a change in the care in the community laws and a hospital the size of Park Prewett was no longer needed.  It closed and remained derelict for a number of years. 

It was eventually redeveloped into a housing area around 2006.

This week we feature some photos of the hospital when it was used to treat Canadian servicemen and women in the early 1900s.

With thanks to Klempner69 for picture research.