It was as the result of the last will and testament of Adela Balboa y Gómez that this hospital was built in 1893, by architect José Marañón. The works were completed in 1908, to produce a building composed of four rectangular pavilions, set in parallel with each other, two on each side, with a church at the centre of the main pavilion, flanked by two arches, to enable carriages to pass through, leading to a central garden.
The centre was called the “Casa de Salud San José y Santa Adela” in honour of its benefactor. It can be found in Tetuán. In June 1924, construction began on a second building attached to the hospital, known as the Dispensary, which was opened four years later. Subsequently, the Nursing School was built at number 28 of the same street, adding the education of nurses to its healthcare activities; this has characterised the hospital throughout its trajectory.
In the 1950s, extensions to the hospital complex were completed, with the construction of the Queen Victoria Pavilion at number 22. This nine-story building had an innovative design and allowed the healthcare services offered to be broadened and facilities to be repositioned.
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