Purge and Dowse, Ltd was a department store located in London. While outwardly appearing to be a red brick Muggle clothing store under renovation, the dilapidated building actually disguised the entrance to St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
Entrance to St Mungo's
Entrance to St Mungo's was achieved by speaking to a mannequin in one of the shop windows and stating your reason for wishing entry. Once the mannequin nodded its assent, the people who wish entry walked through the window and into the reception area of St Mungo's. The theory behind using this building for the entrance to St Mungo's was that injured witches and wizards could simply blend with the Muggle crowd on their way to the hospital.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First appearance)
Notes and references
|St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries|
|Founder Mungo Bonham|
|St Mungo's Admissions Department · Poisoning Department · Janus Thickey Ward · Purge and Dowse, Ltd|
|Positions||Healer · Mediwizard · Trainee Healer · Welcome Witch · Entrance dummy|
|Healers||Omar Abasi · Dilys Derwent · Lancelot · Rutherford Poke · Augustus Pye · Hippocrates Smethwyck · Helbert Spleen · Miriam Strout|
|Katie Bell · Herbert Chorley · John Dawlish · Gordon Horton · Minerva McGonagall · Montgomery · Laura Thorn · Nymphadora Tonks · Arthur Weasley · Grubby-looking St Mungo's patient · Bitten St Mungo's patient · Winged St Mungo's patient · Unidentified St Mungo's patient · Unidentified werewolf|
|Long-term residents||Agnes · Alice Longbottom · Frank Longbottom · Gilderoy Lockhart · Broderick Bode (deceased)|