University Hospital Crosshouse
|University Hospital Crosshouse|
|NHS Ayrshire and Arran|
Crosshouse Hopsital pictured in 2012
|Location||Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Care system||NHS Scotland|
|Affiliated university||University of the West of Scotland|
|Beds||500 (excluding Materity Unit)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Scotland|
University Hospital Crosshouse is a large district general hospital just outside Kilmarnock, Scotland, built to replace the old Kilmarnock Infirmary. It covers the North Ayrshire and East Ayrshire areas, including the Isle of Arran. It is located one mile outside the town in the village of Crosshouse. It was opened as the North Ayrshire District General Hospital, but staff soon took to calling it "Nadge," hence the adoption of the local place name of Crosshouse.
Crosshouse Hospital was constructed as a new hospital after the demolition of the Kilmarnock Infirmary.
In 2006, a new Maternity Unit was opened in the grounds of the hospital. The Ayrshire Maternity Unit replaced a similar unit at Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine. The hospital has a radio station, HBSA Hospital Radio, for patients.
In 2009, NHS Ayrshire and Arran produced a DVD for Bliss, the special care baby charity, to help train parents in infant resuscitation. Thousands of the DVDs have been distributed free of charge to people across Scotland.