Bellshill Maternity Hospital

Bellshill Maternity Hospital was a health facility at Bellshill in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Bellshill Maternity Hospital
Buildings from the original Bellshill Maternity Hospital built in the 1870s
Bellshill Maternity Hospital is located in North Lanarkshire
Bellshill Maternity Hospital
Shown in North Lanarkshire
LocationBellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Coordinates55°49′45″N 4°01′33″W / 55.8292°N 4.0259°W / 55.8292; -4.0259
Other linksList of hospitals in Scotland



The hospital was built as a poor law hospital in the 1870s.[1] It became an infectious diseases hospital in 1892 and a maternity hospital in 1917.[1] An early obstetric flying squad was established at the hospital in the 1930s.[2] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[3] A modern facility, designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia was opened by the Queen in July 1962.[4] After maternity services transferred to Wishaw General Hospital in 2001, the buildings were demolished in 2003 and the site was subsequently redeveloped for residential use.[5]

Famous births


Famous people born in the hospital include:


  1. ^ a b "Records of Bellshill Maternity Hospital, Lanarkshire, Scotland". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ Gibson, E.D.; Ritchie, J.W.K.; Armstrong, M.J. (1980). "The changing role of the obstetric flying squad". The Ulster Medical Journal. 49 (2). Queen's University of Belfast: 126–130. PMC 2385984. PMID 7445264. S2CID 21572671.
  3. ^ "Bellshill Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Bellshill Maternity Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Reunion for former maternity staff is bigger than before". Motherwell Times. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Obituary: Robin Cook". BBC News. 6 August 2005. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  7. ^ a b "How Alex Neil's career has readied him for his biggest challenge yet". Norwich City Football Club. 18 March 2016. Archived from the original on 7 March 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b c "Maternity staff reunion just the start". Motherwell Times. 28 March 2016. Archived from the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.