Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital

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Coordinates: 55°57′17″N 3°9′56″W / 55.95472°N 3.16556°W / 55.95472; -3.16556

Former Elsie Inglis Hospital

The Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital (officially Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital) was a hospital in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland, and was founded in 1925 as a memorial to Elsie Inglis. Backing onto Holyrood Park just east of Holyrood House, it was well liked for its intimate atmosphere by mothers who often referred to it as "Elsie's". Nevertheless, the cost of supporting a relatively small hospital led to its closure in 1988. Maternity cover was transferred to the Eastern General Hospital which itself closed a few years later. All Edinburgh hospital births are now handled by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

After a few years, a nursing home was built on the site, reusing some hospital buildings and retaining the name of Elsie Inglis. In the 1990s a major part of the hospital was demolished with a small part refurbished into a nursery. The nursery and nursing home are now joined by new housing developments on the site.

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