The Lady Reading Hospital (Hindko/Urdu: ) is located at Peshawar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. It is one of the most important Post Graduate Medical Institute in Pakistan. It is also called loye (big) huspatal (hospital) and Gernali Huspatal. It is named after Lady Reading, the wife of the Viceroy of India, Lord Reading..It is the biggest hospital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province e providing tertiary care facilities.
Overview of History
It was established in 1924 and it is just 200 meters away in the south of Grand Trunk Road, behind the famous historical Qila Balahisar. Famous Masjid Muhabat Khan, Ander Shehr bazaar, Qissa Khawani bazaar and Khyber bazaar is across the road of LRH. LRH is just outside historical wall in the jurisdiction of cantonment board. The anecdote of the hospital of its coming into being is that His Excellency Lord Reading, viceroy of India from 1921 to 1926, happened to visit Peshawar.This was the highest office in the British India ever attained by a Jew. He was accompanied by his spouse Lady Reading. She was fascinated by the view of the city from Qila Balahisar where they had lodged.She expressed her desire to see the city. She was provided horse in compliance with her desire. She visited the city. As she was returning back to the fort the horse took the fright causing fall of the Lady from the horse back. This resulted in some injuries to the Lady Reading. Non-availability of medical aid... Read More