Rev Dr Lancelot Parker Booth (1850-1925) St Aidan’s Mission Regional Hospital rose from the missionary work of the Rev. When their term of indenture expired, many settled in Durban.
He had arrived in Natal, from England, at a period when thousands of indentured Indians labourers were imported to work on sugar plantations.
In the following year the St Aidan’s Church was completed.
Booth, as Diocesan Superintendent of Indian Missions in Natal, desired to reach out to the greater Indian population.
In April 2004 the Hospital was officially handed over to the Kwa Zulu-Natal Department of Health on a 10 years lease.
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