Clatterbridge Hospital

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Clatterbridge Hospital
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral. CH63 4JY., United Kingdom
Coordinates 53°20′00″N 3°01′27″W / 53.333195°N 3.024193°W / 53.333195; -3.024193Coordinates: 53°20′00″N 3°01′27″W / 53.333195°N 3.024193°W / 53.333195; -3.024193
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type General/Teaching
Affiliated university University of Liverpool School of Medical Education
Emergency department No.
Founded c.1830 as a workhouse,
1930 as a general hospital.
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Clatterbridge Hospital (CGH) is a general hospital located on Clatterbridge Health Park in Bebington, Wirral, England. It is managed by Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.[1]


The site was originally a workhouse[2] and infirmary[3] operated by Wirral Poor Law Union. In 1888 the Union began to provide isolation accommodation for the treatment of infectious diseases.[4] In 1930, with the end of the workhouse system, the site became the responsibility of Cheshire County Council. The council renamed the former workhouse and isolation unit Clatterbridge (County) General Hospital.

With an increased catchment area expansion of the infirmary was ordered, including a new surgical block and an extension to the existing maternity block.[3] With the formation of the National Health Service, the hospital became known simply as Clatterbridge Hospital.

Following the opening of Arrowe Park Hospital in 1982, many of the overlapping services closed at Clatterbridge in favour of the newer site, including accident and emergency and maternity. In 1992 the local Health Authorities were abolished and ownership of Clatterbridge Hospital passed to the newly founded Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust. Although the last of the old workhouse buildings were demolished in 1997,[2] Clatterbidge Hospital is still utilised for elective surgical care, the majority of dermatology care[1] and administrative purposes.