Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital

The Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital is a maternity facility in Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is managed by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital (the middle red brick building on the left)
Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital is located in Northern Ireland
Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital
Location in Northern Ireland
LocationGrosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Coordinates54°35′37″N 5°57′17″W / 54.5936°N 5.9547°W / 54.5936; -5.9547
Care systemHealth and Social Care in Northern Ireland



The facility has its origins in a private house in Donegall Street where a lying-in hospital was established in 1794.[1] It moved to larger premises in Townsend Street in November 1904.[1] The current facility was built on a site previously occupied by the Belfast Asylum, to the immediate south of the Royal Victoria Hospital.[2] It was officially opened by Lucy Baldwin in October 1933.[3] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[1] After services were transferred from the Jubilee Maternity Hospital, which had been the maternity unit at the Belfast City Hospital, in May 2000, the facility at Grosvenor Road was renamed the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital.[4]


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  3. ^ Harley, J. McD. G. (20 October 1983). "The Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast Fifty Glorious Years 1933-1983". The Ulster Medical Journal. 53 (1). Journal of the Ulster Medical Society: 1–17. PMC 2448055. PMID 6380072.
  4. ^ "Court overturns maternity decision". BBC. 29 November 2000. Retrieved 27 March 2020.