Gilbert Bain Hospital

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Gilbert Bain Hospital
NHS Shetland
Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick - geograph.org.uk - 1788557.jpg
The modern Gilbert Bain Hospital
Gilbert Bain Hospital is located in Shetland
Gilbert Bain Hospital
Shown in Shetland
Geography
LocationLerwick, Shetland, Scotland
Coordinates60°09′04″N 1°09′23″W / 60.1510°N 1.1563°W / 60.1510; -1.1563Coordinates: 60°09′04″N 1°09′23″W / 60.1510°N 1.1563°W / 60.1510; -1.1563
Organisation
Care systemNHS Scotland
Hospital typeRural General
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds76
Links
Websitewww.shb.scot.nhs.uk/hospital/gbh.asp
ListsHospitals in Scotland

The Gilbert Bain Hospital is a rural general hospital in the burgh of Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland. It is managed by NHS Shetland.

History[edit]

The former Gilbert Bain Hospital on King Harald Street

The hospital has its origins in a small cottage hospital which was funded by Gilbert Bain, a businessman who had spent his working life in India and Singapore.[1] It was built on King Harald Street and completed in 1901.[2] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[2]

The foundation stone for a new hospital was laid in April 1959.[1] The new facility, which was designed by William Arthur Baird Laing and built on the site of a former infectious diseases hospital, was opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in August 1961.[3]

A CT scanner was installed in 2007[4] and an existing ward was refurbished, creating new accommodation for up to 16 long-stay patients, in 2008.[5]

In February 2014 the board decided to fund additional consultant physician and anaesthetist posts.[6]

Services[edit]

The hospital has approximately 140 births per year[7] and it has had full accreditation as baby friendly since January 2003.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gilbert Bain Hospital". Scottish Places. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick". National Archives. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Gilbert Bain Hospital building/design report". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  4. ^ Griffiths, Rosalind (28 November 2008). "Scanner proves its worth during first year of operation". The Shetland Times. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  5. ^ Griffiths, Rosalind (28 November 2008). "Montfield patients move to new ward". The Shetland Times. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  6. ^ Griffiths, Rosalind (28 February 2014). "New posts to make hospital 'fit for purpose'". The Shetland Times. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Community Maternity Unit, Gilbert Bain Hospital, Shetland". Which?. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Maternity Services". NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. 1 January 2007. p. 15. Retrieved 29 December 2018.