Villa Bighi (RNH Bighi)

Maria1606

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RNH Bighi, also known as Bighi Hospital, was a major naval hospital located in the small town of Kalkara on the island of Malta. It served the eastern Mediterranean in the 19th and 20th centuries and contributed to the nursing and medical care of casualties whenever hostilities occurred in the Mediterranean.
During the First World War, RNH Bighi accommodated a very large number of casualties from the Daradanelles. During the Second World War, the Hospital was well within the target area of the heavy bombing since it was surrounded by military establishments. A number of its buildings were damaged or destroyed, including the x-ray theatre, the East and West Wings, the Villa and the Cot Lift from the Bighi Jetty to the Hospital.
In 1970 Bighi was closed down indefinitely. Since 2010 the site has housed the head office of Heritage Malta; the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage.

Villa Bighi and fort Ricasoli viewed from Birgu
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