Victoria Hospital, Rothesay

Victoria Hospital is a health facility in High Street, Rothesay, Scotland. It is managed by NHS Highland.

Victoria Hospital
NHS Highland
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Victoria Hospital
Victoria Hospital, Rothesay is located in Argyll and Bute
Victoria Hospital, Rothesay
Location within Argyll and Bute
Geography
LocationHigh Street, Rothesay, Scotland
Coordinates55°49′48″N 5°03′19″W / 55.8300°N 5.0554°W / 55.8300; -5.0554Coordinates: 55°49′48″N 5°03′19″W / 55.8300°N 5.0554°W / 55.8300; -5.0554
Organisation
Care systemNHS Scotland
TypeGeneral
Services
Emergency departmentYes
History
Opened1873
Links
ListsHospitals in Scotland

HistoryEdit

The facility has its origins in the Robertson Stewart Hospital for infectious diseases which opened in 1873.[1] A new hospital, which was designed by John Russell Thomson,[2] was built adjacent to the original facility and opened as the Victoria Cottage Hospital in 1897.[1] It was extended in 1927 and, after joining the National Health Service in 1948, it was re-organised to create a dedicated palliative care area in 2018.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Victoria Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  2. ^ "John Russell Thomson". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  3. ^ "New unit at hospital". The Buteman. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2020.