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Timeline of the new Royal Alex
From private house to 21st century hospital with sea views - 139 years later.
1868: Brighton Hospital for Sick Children opens in a private house in Western Road, Brighton.
1870: An adjoining house is taken over to meet increasing demand.
1871: School House in Dyke Road is adapted and opens as a new home for the hospital.
1881: A new building called the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children is officially opened.
1894: A laundry is added.
1896: A 12-bed nurses' home is built.
1904: An outpatient department with an isolation ward above is built.
1906: An electric lift is installed and balconies are added to the three wards.
1913: The X-ray department is added.
1927: A new wing provides an ultraviolet light department and an operating suite is built.
1942: The open-air wards are enclosed.
1945: Additions are made to the three main wards and the Gillespie extension opens.
1947: Beves ward opens for children with gastroenteritis.
1949: A new outpatient department opens and the old department becomes Elizabeth Ward.
1950: A combined preliminary training school is established with the town's general hospitals.
1954: Princess Alexandra consents to becoming the hospital's patron.
1959: Nicholson Ward is converted into a cubicled unit with accommodation for resident mothers.
1960: The orthodontic department is established in the old laundry building.
1966: Cawthorne Ward opens on the ground floor of the old nurses' home.
1968: The Centenary Appeal Fund is launched, later to become the Rockinghorse Appeal.
1970: The special care baby unit opens on level 14 of the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
1978: A new pharmacy is established.
1988: The official opening of the MacKeith child development centre at the Royal Alex.
1995: The day case surgery unit opens.
1999: A Ronald McDonald House where parents can stay overnight is opened.
2006: Rockinghorse Appeal renamed Rockinghorse and the New Alex Fund isreached.
2007: The new Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital is opened.