Canniesburn Hospital

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Canniesburn Hospital
Canniesburn from the air (geograph 4665738).jpg
The distinctively white buildings of Canniesburn Hospital
Canniesburn Hospital is located in East Dunbartonshire
Canniesburn Hospital
Shown in East Dunbartonshire
LocationSwitchback Road, Bearsden, Scotland
Coordinates55°54′37″N 4°19′54″W / 55.9103°N 4.3317°W / 55.9103; -4.3317Coordinates: 55°54′37″N 4°19′54″W / 55.9103°N 4.3317°W / 55.9103; -4.3317
Care systemNHS Scotland
Emergency departmentNo
ListsHospitals in Scotland

Canniesburn Hospital was a health facility on Switchback Road in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The original hospital blocks constitute a Grade B listed building.[1]


The facility, which was designed in 1936 by George James Miller (1902-1940) the "son" of James Miller & Son, was established as an auxiliary hospital for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1938.[2] The hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948 and a major plastic surgery unit, which quickly established an international reputation,[3][4] was opened in 1968.[5] After services transferred to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, the hospital closed in 2003 and some of the buildings were subsequently converted by Cala Homes into apartments.[6]


  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Switchback Road, Canniesburn Hospital, Original Hospital Blocks, Lodge And Pair Houseblocks (LB19256)". Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow". National Archives. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Canniesburn: 50 years at the forefront of plastic surgery". The PMFA Journal. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ McGregor, I. A.; Watson, R. (1998). "History of the West of Scotland Plastic Surgery Unit: 1940-1986". British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 51 (5): 333–342. doi:10.1054/bjps.1996.0309. PMID 9771357. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Canniesburn Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Canniesburn Residential Development". Urban Realm. Retrieved 3 February 2020.