The Dilke Memorial Hospital,
nestled in the heart of the beautiful Forest Of Dean in Gloucestershire, first opened its doors in 1923 as a permanent memorial to the popular local MP, Sir Charles Dilke, with donations from local people and miners of the Forest donating one penny (1d) a week - a lot of money in those days - as well as great support from local businesses. Back then, the need of such a facility in the Forest was recognised by all - - -
THIS IS STILL TRUE TODAY.
Our charity statement and objects are:
The pages of this website hope to demonstrate how we live up to those statements with the generous help and support of the people and businesses of the Forest Of Dean.
The League Of Friends Of The Dilke Hospital are a group of ordinary people who believe that the Dilke Memorial Hospital is an essential and vital service for the Forest Of Dean.
They are people of all ages...
From all walks of life...
Sharing the same passion and dedication to maintain and preserve the Dilke Hospital in the Forest.