Roe Valley Hospital is a health facility in Benevenagh Drive, Limavady, Northern Ireland.

Roe Valley Hospital
Roe Valley Hospital
Roe Valley Hospital is located in Northern Ireland
Roe Valley Hospital
Location in Northern Ireland
LocationBenevenagh Drive, Limavady, Northern Ireland
Coordinates55°02′53″N 6°56′28″W / 55.0480°N 6.9410°W / 55.0480; -6.9410
Care systemHealth and Social Care in Northern Ireland

History edit

The facility has its origins in the Newtown Limavady Union Workhouse which was designed by George Wilkinson and was completed in March 1842.[1] It became the Limavady District Hospital in 1932 and, after joining the National Health Service in 1948, the facility evolved to become Roe Valley Hospital.[2] After services transferred to Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Roe Valley Hospital closed in 1997.[3] The buildings were subsequently restored by the Limavady Community Development Initiative, a local charity.[3] In 2011 the facility was used as the venue for a play by a local theatre company[4] and it continues to be used for local health services such as diabetes clinics.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "Newtown Limavady". Workhouses. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Roe Valley Hospital, Limavady". National Archives. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "The Limavady Workhouse". Northern Ireland Community Archives. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Former Limavady workhouse setting for Kabosh play on poverty". BBC. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Diabetes UK: Limavady Group". Family Support Northern Ireland. Retrieved 31 March 2020.