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West Highland Cottage Hospital in Oban

The former West Highland Cottage Hospital played an important part in the health a welfare of Oban for almost a century. A rare postcard gives a glimpse into its history. Continue reading

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Bristol Royal Infirmary

‘A Perspective View and Plans of the Charitable Infirmary at Bristol as it now is with the addition of two intended wings’ 1742. Image reproduced under licence CC BY 4.0 from the Wellcome Collection The old Royal Infirmary at Bristol was one … Continue reading

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Hospitals Investigator 11 revised

In February 1993, Robert Taylor from the Cambridge team of the RCHME Hospitals Project, produced his eleventh newsletter. Here are snippets on prefabricated hospitals by Humphreys, early prison infirmaries, provision of accommodation for tuberculosis in workhouses, the Metropolitan Asylums Board, … Continue reading

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Inverness District Asylum (former Craig Dunain Hospital)

Inverness District Asylum, otherwise known as the Northern Counties Asylum, opened in 1864. Latterly it was renamed Craig Dunain Hospital and treated patients suffering from mental illness until 2000. Since then parts of the building have been converted to housing, while … Continue reading

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former Royal Alexandra Infirmary, Paisley

The former Peter Coates Nurses’ Home, now converted to flats, photographed in 2013. This was part of the large complex that was the former Royal Alexandra Infirmary, off Neilston Road in Paisley. © Copyright Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse under this Creative … Continue reading

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The late Glen o’Dee Hospital, Banchory

On 13 October 2016 the former Glen o’Dee Hospital was destroyed by fire. A few days later two 13-year-old boys were charged by the police in connection with the blaze. Glen-o-Dee Hospital photographed in 1990 by  RCHAMS Glen o’Dee was … Continue reading

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Grantham Hospital

Grantham & District Hospital, photographed in 2009, the redundant Victorian building. © Copyright Richard Croft and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence The future of this fine old building is under threat. It has stood empty for many years and there are … Continue reading

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Napsbury Park, formerly Middlesex County Asylum

Napsbury Hospital, photographed in 1992. In the centre is the dining hall, with ward blocks on either side. This leafy residential development near St Albans, within sight of the M25, has been established on the site of Napsbury Hospital, incorporating … Continue reading

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Storthes Hall, former West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Postcard of Storthes Hall Asylum, Kirkburton, West Yorkshire when newly built. Reproduced courtesy of Peter Aitkenhead. Storthes Hall was the fourth, and last, pauper lunatic asylum for the West Riding of Yorkshire. The first section, designed as an acute hospital, opened … Continue reading

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Greenock’s lost hospitals

Greenock in the mid-eighteenth century, depicted on Roy’s map of the Highlands. Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland The dark, austere tower block that is Inverclyde Hospital opened in 1979. It superseded the Greenock Royal Infirmary, Eye … Continue reading

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