Royal Cornhill Hospital

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Royal Cornhill Hospital
NHS Grampian
Location Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Specialist
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Speciality Psychiatric hospital
Founded 1800[1]
Website Hospital website
Lists Hospitals in Scotland

The Royal Cornhill Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is the main centre for the treatment of people with mental health problems in Grampian.[1]

The hospital is situated on Westburn Road, East of the Foresterhill site.


The hospital was founded in 1800 as the Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum. The city's dancing master, Francis Peacock, donated all the funds from the profits of his 1805 book on dancing to the asylum.[2]


  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Johnson, James (1853). The Scots Musical Museum. W. Blackwood and Sons. p. 126. 

Coordinates: 57°09′15″N 2°06′59″W / 57.1542°N 2.1164°W / 57.1542; -2.1164