London Chest Hospital

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The London Chest Hospital, located in Bethnal Green in London, adjacent to Victoria Park, is a hospital run by the Barts Health NHS Trust. It was founded in 1848 by Thomas Bevill Peacock, and first opened in 1855.

On 1 April 2010, LCH Radio broadcast its first shows to the hospital's patients. LCH Radio is one of only a few hospital radio stations to broadcast on an FM bandwidth, the first being Radio Lonsdale at Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

Fabrice Muamba, the Zaire native who played for England's Bolton Wanderers, was taken here after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch on 17 March 2012; after going without a heartbeat for 78 minutes and being kept anesthetized so he could recover. He has made substantial progress and is now out of hospital, but was forced to retire from football.



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