Chapel Allerton Hospital

Chapel Allerton Hospital is located in the area of Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England and is operated by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The main entrance is on Chapeltown Road, with vehicle exits onto Harehills Lane and Newton Road. It does not have an Accident and Emergency service, but includes the Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre (CHOC) which is a major regional centre of expertise for this specialism, and a National Demonstration Centre for Neurological Rehabilitation.

Chapel Allerton Hospital
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Main Entrance
Chapel Allerton Hospital is located in West Yorkshire
Chapel Allerton Hospital
LocationChapeltown Road, Leeds, England
Coordinates53°49′21″N 1°31′47″W / 53.8226°N 1.5298°W / 53.8226; -1.5298Coordinates: 53°49′21″N 1°31′47″W / 53.8226°N 1.5298°W / 53.8226; -1.5298
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeGeneral
Emergency departmentNo


View from the direction of Chapeltown Road

The hospital was founded in 1927, to care for injured soldiers from the First World War[1] under the then Ministry of Pensions, replacing a military hospital at Beckett Park.[2] It was opened on 16 May 1927 by Princess Mary. She had been welcomed by the Leeds Lord Mayor Hugh Lupton, whose niece, Anne Lupton, had been appointed a MBE in 1920 for her work on the Leeds War Pensions Committee, advising injured soldiers.[3] The hospital was built in the grounds of Gledhow Grove mansion, and the mansion itself was also used. Gledhow Grove had been the home of both Albert Kitson, Lord Airedale and his first cousin - Frederick James Kitson, Leeds Lord Mayor in 1908 and 1910. Lord and Lady Airedale had owned and lived at the adjacent Gledhow Hall Estate.[4][5][6]

In 1953 the hospital was transferred to the Ministry of Health and developed as a general hospital. In 1975 the Newton Green Wing was opened in purpose-built buildings on the opposite, south, side of Harehills Lane. It was named after the Newton Green Hall estate, acquired in 1936, upon which the new hospital buildings were built.[7] New accommodation for the whole hospital was added on this site 1992-1994, and opened by the Duchess of Kent. The old hospital buildings were demolished, the Grade II listed mansion has been left derelict with new housing built in the grounds.[8]


The chapel is located on the third floor of the north wing.[9]


The hospital operates a 24/7 radio station, Radio Allerton, which has broadcast to both staff and patients since 1978.[10]

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  1. ^ "Patient records abandoned in old hospital". Yorkshire Evening Press. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ Meyer, Jessica (2019). "3: Carrying, Cleaning Caring: Other Ranks' Roles Along the Line of Evacuation". An Equal Burden: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War (1 ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-19-882416-9.
  3. ^ Joseph, Claudia (11 January 2011). Kate: The Making of a Princess. Random House. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Princess Mary..." Portsmouth Evening News Hampshire, England. 16 May 1927. Retrieved 4 July 2015. ideal place treatment, and headphones are provided for all patients in the main block. Princess Mary was welcomed by Lord Mayor (Alderman Hugh Lupton) and Major Tryon, M.P., Minister of Pensions, and she was given hearty reception as.....Derby Daily Telegraph Derbyshire, England, 16 May 1927 - PRINCESS MARY OPENS HOSPITAL Princess Mary at Leeds this morning opened the Ministry of Pensions new hospital at Gledhow Grove, formerly the home of Lord Airedale.....
  5. ^ "Long Delayed Scheme". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. West Yorkshire, England. Retrieved 14 February 2016. ...the patients at Beckett’s Park. Last summer His Majesty’s Office of Works purchased from (Leeds Lord Mayor) Mr. F. J. Kitson, Gledhow Grove, formerly the residence of the Hon. Sir Gervase Beckett, M.P. for North Leeds. The house and grounds, which occupy an area of about...
  6. ^ Rayner, Gordon (13 September 2013). "'Middle-class' Duchess of Cambridge's relative wore crown and attended George V's coronation". Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society: Literary and Historical Section, Volume 16, Issues 1-10". Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Limited, 1975. Retrieved 23 July 2019. The Newton Green Hall estate of fourteen and a half acres was acquired in 1936 for the site of a new hospital....
  8. ^ *Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Chapel Allerton Hospital Archived 5 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ ""I Say a Little Prayer for You." What do hospital prayers reveal about people's perceptions of God?" (PDF). The Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. p. 34. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  10. ^ Hospital Broadcasting Association Archived 26 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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