Mount Vernon Hospital, Barnsley

The Mount Vernon Hospital was a health facility in Mount Vernon Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. It was managed by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Mount Vernon Hospital
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
At the top of Mount Vernon. - geograph.org.uk - 548003.jpg
At the top of Mount Vernon. The hospital was at the brow of the hill on the left.
Mount Vernon Hospital, Barnsley is located in South Yorkshire
Mount Vernon Hospital, Barnsley
Shown in South Yorkshire
Geography
LocationMount Vernon Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Coordinates53°32′18″N 1°28′30″W / 53.5382°N 1.4751°W / 53.5382; -1.4751Coordinates: 53°32′18″N 1°28′30″W / 53.5382°N 1.4751°W / 53.5382; -1.4751
Organisation
Care systemNHS
Services
Emergency departmentNo
History
Opened1915
Closed2017
Links
ListsHospitals in England

HistoryEdit

The hospital was established when a private house, previously owned by the Cooper family, was converted into a tuberculosis sanatorium in May 1915.[1] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[1] Many of the older buildings were subsequently demolished and the site was redeveloped as a geriatric hospital with the new facilities being officially opened by the Princess Royal in 1961.[1] Additional wards were added in 1974.[1] After services had transferred to Barnsley Hospital, Mount Vernon hospital closed in December 2017.[2] The site was subsequently sold to Orion Homes to facilitate residential development.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Vernon Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Hospital to be flattened to make way for houses". 7 April 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ "New homes plan for derelict hospital site". We are Barnsley. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2020.