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19th century hospital

A tribute to Malgo the courtyard of old Sint-Janshospital

The 19th century hospital complex, after the restoration of 1991.

Sint-Janshospital from 1864. A central corridor on the semi-underground floor, leading to the separate hospital wards.
Due to the evolution of time and a new view on health care and hygiene, new buildings became a necessity from the middle of the 19th century. A hospital with sixteen infirmaries and a main building was built in 1864, around a courtyard. The plans were by architect Isidoor Alleweireldt (1824-1892). For its construction, the brewery, a large part of the garden and the cemetery of the historic hospital had to disappear.
Gradually, the nineteenth-century infirmaries were overcrowded and used to the maximum, especially after 1950. Additional buildings were erected between the various wings, where gardens were laid out for the patients. What was left of the former gardens was also built, on the one hand as an extension of the monastery building due to the increasing number of nuns, on the other hand for the care of the sick and the specialized departments.

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