Belvoir Park Hospital

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Belvoir Park Hospital
City Hospital Trust (defunct)
Geography
Location Newtownbreda,, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
Hospital type Specialised
Services
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
History
Founded 1906
Closed March 2006
Links
Lists Hospitals in Northern Ireland

Belvoir Park Hospital was a cancer treatment specialist hospital situated in Newtownbreda, South Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belvoir Park held Northern Ireland's only radiotherapy unit, until the opening of a new cancer treatment centre in Belfast City Hospital.

History[edit]

The hospital, which opened in 1906, was originally known as Purdysburn Fever Hospital and later Montgomery House, before being renamed Belvoir Park Hospital in the 1960s. Throughout its lifespan, the hospital was the main regional centre for oncology, offering radiotherapy and chemotherapy. treatments.[1] In 1983, the hospital was the first in the province to take delivery of a CT scanner. The hospital's Gerard Lynch Centre held many cancer support groups, in order to aid both sufferers and their families.[2]

Closure[edit]

Belvoir Park Hospital closed in March 2006, when cancer treatment, including radiotherapy, was transferred to Belfast City Hospital.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bloomfield, Sir Kenneth (2008). A New Life. Belfast: The Brehon Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-905474-26-4. 
  2. ^ "A short history of cancer treatment in Northern Ireland". Ulster Medical Society. Retrieved 2008-08-02. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°32′39″N 5°55′56″W / 54.54409°N 5.93223°W / 54.54409; -5.93223