Cheadle Royal Hospital
|Cheadle Royal Hospital|
Cheadle Royal Hospital from the air
|Location||Heald Green, Greater Manchester, England|
Cheadle Royal Hospital, (also known as the Priory Cheadle Royal), is a psychiatric hospital on Wilmslow Road in Heald Green, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1848 and 1849, the main building is a Grade II listed building.
The hospital was founded at a time when only two other similar institutions existed in England (Bethlem and St Luke's) and was initially located next to the Manchester Infirmary in 1763. It was designed by Richard Lane in the Elizabethan style and it opened as the Manchester Lunatic Hospital in 1766. It had 24 beds when it opened but it had over 100 patients by 1800.
The facility relocated to Cheadle, ten miles to the south, as the Manchester Royal Hospital for the Insane, in 1849. Voluntary patients, known as boarders, were admitted from 1863. The hospital expanded through the construction of villas on the Cheadle site in the 1860s and through the acquisition of houses in Colwyn Bay in the 1870s.
The facility became Cheadle Royal Hospital in 1902 and North House, with accommodation for 80 additional patients, was opened in 1903. It had provision for the treatment of 400 patients in 1928 but it chose to remain private rather than joining the National Health Service in 1948. The hospital was acquired by its management team in 1997 and then by Priory Group in 2010.
Famous patients have included:
- Listed buildings in Cheadle and Gatley
- Healthcare in Greater Manchester
- List of hospitals in England
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