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Walker General Hospital was a large hospital in San Francisco.

In 1999, Grace Holloway worked there as a cardiologist. On 30 December of that year, the Seventh Doctor was brought there after being shot by a criminal gang. After the Doctor died under anaesthesia and his body disappeared from the morgue, hospital administrator Swift covered up the incident, prompting Grace to quit. (TV: Doctor Who)

However, the Doctor's body was not stolen from the morgue, the Doctor experienced a delayed regeneration into his eighth incarnation on 31 December 1999. (TV: Doctor Who)

Other known members of the hospital's staff included surgical nurse Curtis, emergency consultant Dr Salinger, emergency room nurse Wheeler and morgue attendants Pete and Ted. (TV: Doctor Who)

Behind the scenes[]

The name on the toe says "Walker General Hospital". (TV: Doctor Who)

On-screen, the name of the hospital is not given in any dialogue, and can only be seen clearly on the toe tag the Doctor wears throughout his regeneration cycle; no other name tags, signage, or other graphics clearly reveal it. The printed script and the novelisation confirm that this is the hospital's name.

In the Adventures in Time and Space: The Roleplaying Game adventure Doom of the Daleks, the hospital's name was given only as Walker Hospital. Grace Holloway had a friend, Dr. Martin Harper, who was still working in the hospital as of 2000. However, the nature of roleplaying games is such that this story and its contents cannot be deemed valid on this Wiki.

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