Coordinates: 57°09′17″N 2°08′15″W / 57.1546°N 2.1374°W / 57.1546; -2.1374
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Foresterhill[1] is located in Aberdeen
Location within the Aberdeen City council area
Foresterhill[1] is located in Scotland
Location within Scotland
PopulationNot applicable
OS grid referenceNJ917070
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Aberdeen
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtAB25, AB16
Dialling code01224
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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57°09′17″N 2°08′15″W / 57.1546°N 2.1374°W / 57.1546; -2.1374

Foresterhill[1] is an area of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is the site of the city's main hospitals (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital), as well as the medical school and medical science departments of the University of Aberdeen. It is the largest hospital complex in Europe.[3]

Foresterhill is situated at the highest point in the city, a site identified by Professor Matthew Hay in 1900. He had the vision of an integrated medical campus, with a combined hospital and medical school for the City of Aberdeen.[4]

The site has its own helicopter landing site due to the hospitals' roles as tertiary hospitals for the North of Scotland and the rurality of Grampian as a catchment area, plus this is the primary emergency hospital for the offshore industries.

Hospitals at Foresterhill[edit]

Buildings at Foresterhill[edit]

Notable university buildings[edit]

Other buildings[edit]

  • Blood Transfusion Centre — run by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
  • Central Stores Complex
  • Foresterhill Health Centre
  • National Hyperbaric Centre
  • Anchor Centre for haematology, oncology and radiotherapy is on site but will be open in 2023.

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  1. ^ a b Sometimes written as Forresterhill
  2. ^ "Rannsaich an Stòr-dàta Briathrachais Gàidhlig".
  3. ^ University of Aberdeen (1 August 2006). "First step towards state-of-the-art medical teaching and learning centre".
  4. ^ Gorsky M (2004). "'Threshold of a New Era': The Development of an Integrated Hospital System in Northeast Scotland, 1900–39". Social History of Medicine. 17 (2): 247–267. doi:10.1093/shm/17.2.247.
  5. ^ "Location of Teaching". Division of Medical and Dental Education, University of Aberdeen. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2009.