Burton Road Hospital

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Burton Road Hospital
Burton Road Hospital is located in West Midlands county
Burton Road Hospital
Shown in West Midlands
Geography
LocationDudley, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates52°31′05″N 2°06′18″W / 52.518°N 2.105°W / 52.518; -2.105Coordinates: 52°31′05″N 2°06′18″W / 52.518°N 2.105°W / 52.518; -2.105
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typePublic
Services
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
History
Foundedlate 19th century
Closed1993
Links
ListsHospitals in England

Burton Road Hospital was a National Health Service hospital situated in Dudley, West Midlands, England.[a]

History[edit]

The hospital has its origins in the infirmary for the Dudley Union Workhouse which was built to the west of the main workhouse site in the 19th century.[2] The workhouse was converted into a hospital and, in the late 1920s, it became known as the Dudley Institution.[3] Additions to the institution at that time included a maternity hospital which was completed in 1926 and which was re-named the Rosemary Ednam Maternity Hospital in memory of Lady Ednam who had died in an air crash in July 1930.[4][5]

A donation by the Rotary Club enabled Burton Road Hospital to receive the country's first mobile cardiac unit in 1971.[6] The maternity unit continued to provide maternity services to the local area until they were transferred to a new 118-bed maternity unit at the Wordsley Hospital in the late 1980s.[7] Following the transfer of the remaining services to Russells Hall Hospital and Bushey Fields Hospital, the hospital closed in December 1993 and the site has since been redeveloped for housing.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Unlike most of the old Sedgley urban district, however, the land on which Burton Road Hospital stood became part of the Dudley DY1 post code district rather than Sedgley DY3.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sedgley Local History Society". Sedgleylocalhistory.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  2. ^ "Dudley". Workhouses. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Burton Road Hospital, Dudley". National Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Rosemary Ednam Maternity Hospital, Dudley". National Archives. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  5. ^ Salt, Kevin. "Rosemary Edman". Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  6. ^ "5th July 2008 marked the 60th anniversary of the birth of the NHS". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  7. ^ "Maternity Provision (Kidderminster)". Hansard. 26 January 1983. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ "The workhouse - a poor solution" (PDF). Sedgley Local History Society. Retrieved 24 September 2018.

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