Multi-million pound hospital block to be named after a Peterborough medical pioneer

Alfred Caleb Taylor
Alfred Caleb Taylor
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A £5.9 million accommodation block for doctors and nurses at Peterborough City Hospital is to be named after a pioneering medic.

The new accommodation block for medical students, on site at Peterborough City Hospital, will be called Alfred Caleb Taylor House.

Alfred Caleb Taylor, a medical pioneer who built his own x-ray equipment in the old Peterborough infirmary, now Peterborough Museum, in 1895.

His heroic work cost him a number of his fingers which had to be amputated, and ultimately his life in 1927.

The four-storey accommodation building, which has 111 single en suite rooms, will be officially opened on February 17 by Sir Keith Pearson, chairman of Health Education East.

It was completed in the summer of 2014 and the first residents moved in during August.

Stephen Graves, chief executive of the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is very fitting that this accommodation block is named after such a remarkable man.,

“He left a very important legacy and his commitment and dedication to such advances in technology, mean that the students of today have so much to aspire to.”

The event is also being attended by the local living relatives of Mr Taylor, who will take part in the unveiling of the plaque dedicated to him.