Burton Road Hospital

Burton Road Hospital was a National Health Service hospital situated in Dudley, West Midlands, England.[a]

Burton Road Hospital
Burton Road Hospital is located in West Midlands county
Burton Road Hospital
Shown in West Midlands
LocationDudley, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°31′05″N 2°06′18″W / 52.518°N 2.105°W / 52.518; -2.105Coordinates: 52°31′05″N 2°06′18″W / 52.518°N 2.105°W / 52.518; -2.105
Care systemPublic NHS
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
Openedlate 19th century
ListsHospitals in England


The hospital has its origins in the infirmary for the Dudley Union Workhouse which was built to the west of the main workhouse site in the 19th century.[2] The workhouse was converted into a hospital and, in the late 1920s, it became known as the Dudley Institution.[3] Additions to the institution at that time included a maternity hospital which was completed in 1926 and which was re-named the Rosemary Ednam Maternity Hospital in memory of Lady Ednam who had died in an air crash in July 1930.[4][5]

A donation by the Rotary Club enabled Burton Road Hospital to receive the country's first mobile cardiac unit in 1971.[6] The maternity unit continued to provide maternity services to the local area until they were transferred to a new 118-bed maternity unit at the Wordsley Hospital in the late 1980s.[7] Following the transfer of the remaining services to Russells Hall Hospital and Bushey Fields Hospital, the hospital closed in December 1993 and the site has since been redeveloped for housing.[8]


  1. ^ Unlike most of the old Sedgley urban district, however, the land on which Burton Road Hospital stood became part of the Dudley DY1 post code district rather than Sedgley DY3.[1]


  1. ^ "Sedgley Local History Society". Sedgleylocalhistory.org.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Dudley". Workhouses. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Burton Road Hospital, Dudley". National Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Rosemary Ednam Maternity Hospital, Dudley". National Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ Salt, Kevin. "Rosemary Edman". Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  6. ^ "5th July 2008 marked the 60th anniversary of the birth of the NHS". Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Maternity Provision (Kidderminster)". Hansard. 26 January 1983. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ "The workhouse - a poor solution" (PDF). Sedgley Local History Society. Retrieved 24 September 2018.

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