Corstorphine Hospital

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Corstorphine Hospital
NHS Lothian
Geography
Location Edinburgh,
 Scotland
Organisation
Care system NHS
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Community hospital
History
Closed 2014

Corstorphine Hospital was a community hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland run by NHS Lothian which closed in 2014. It is situated on Corstorphine Road, Corstorphine, Edinburgh. It specialised in long term and respite care for elderly people who had experienced a stroke or those with dementia.

History[edit]

Corstorphine Convalescent Home was built in the 1860s and extended in the 1890s.[1] It was also known as the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Convalescent Home.[2]

In 2014, the health board considered proposals to demolish the hospital and three others, with a view to replacing these facilities with care villages which would consist of buildings more suited to social care.[3] The hospital closed that year, although the specialist nursing home on the site remained open.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corstorphine Hospital". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Edinburgh, Corstorphine Road, Convalescent Home". Canmore. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hospitals facing care village axe". Edinburgh News. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Buchan, Lizzy (25 May 2014). "Murraypark Nursing Home closure fears spark anger at NHS". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 55°56′35″N 3°16′19″W / 55.94306°N 3.27194°W / 55.94306; -3.27194