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Scenes around East Grinstead
East Grinstead lies absolutely on the Greenwich Meridian. This town has a picturesque medieval high street; the northern terminus of the Bluebell Railway; many notable listed buildings, and above all…
QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL
We are proud of our local hospital - popularly known as QVH. At first glance it looks like a ramshackle collection of time-worn buildings. But appearances can be deceptive. QVH specialises in plastic surgery; maxillo-facial reconstruction; corneo plastic surgery and management of sleep disorders. The hospital rose to fame through the dedicated pioneering work of Sir Archibald McIndoe, who literally rebuilt the faces and lives of so many badly burned airmen during the second World War. These patients became known as The Guinea Pigs - hence the flying guinea pig pub sign. Apart from plastic surgery QVH specialises in corneo plastic work. Indeed your Webmaster has had cataracts skilfully dealt with in both eyes and even plastic surgery for an ugly scar on the shin. Our U3A Science and Technology group visited QVH on a specialised tour where we saw amazing research into tissue growth in vitro and learnt a great deal about the truly pioneering work being undertaken in reconstructive surgery.