Billinge Hospital

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Billinge Hospital
5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust
Location Billinge Higher End,, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Founded 1837
Lists Hospitals in England

Billinge Hospital was a National Health Service facility in the Billinge Higher End district of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, operated by the 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust.

Current facilities[edit]

The hospital offered the following facilities:

  • Beacon Day Hospital - Assessment and Day Care for the elderly mentally ill.
  • Children & Learning Disabilities
  • Clinical/Counselling Psychology Department for Adults


The former Maternity Hospital, now closed.

Billinge Hospital was founded in 1837 as a Wigan Poor Law Union hospital and workhouse.[1] Mental Health services are still available

Opened in 1968, Billinge Maternity Hospital served as the maternity facility for the surrounding areas, including much of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan,[2][3] parts of the Metropolitan Borough of St.Helens and parts of the District of West Lancashire .

In June 2004, the maternity hospital was closed and maternity facilities were transferred to other units at hospitals in surrounding districts. Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, who administered at Billinge Maternity Hospital, were transferred to a new maternity unit at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (more commonly known as Wigan Infirmary) in Wigan.[4] Maternity care units were upgraded in surrounding boroughs at Bolton Hospital, Salford Royal, Chorley Hospital, Warrington Hospital and Ormskirk Hospital.

In March 2007, demolition work on the maternity hospital building commenced. As of May 2007, only a small section of the maternity unit is left standing.

Now all the buildings of Hospital have been demolished and are soon to be homes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rossbret Institutions Website - Wigan Workhouse". 
  2. ^ Orrell, Billinge, Winstanley Township, URL accessed February 19, 2007.
  3. ^ External Consultants, House of Commons Hansard Written Answers, January 25, 2006. URL accessed February 19, 2007.
  4. ^ "Picture of Closure Sign for the Maternity Hospital". 

Coordinates: 53°31′11″N 2°42′45″W / 53.51972°N 2.71250°W / 53.51972; -2.71250