Princess Royal Maternity Hospital
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The Princess Royal Maternity Hospital is a maternity hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded as the Glasgow Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary in 1834 in Greyfriars Wynd, just off the city's High Street. It moved to St Andrew's Square in 1841, then to Rottenrow in 1860 and to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary site in 2001. It is managed by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The hospital was founded in Greyfriars Wynd as the Glasgow Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary in 1834. Lying-in is an archaic term for childbirth (referring to the month-long bedrest prescribed for postpartum confinement). A dispensary was a place to received medicine; see for context the Dispensary movement in Manchester.
A West End branch opened in St. Vincent Street in 1888, the same year that Murdoch Cameron performed the world's first modern Caesarean section. An extension was added in 1908 and the title "Glasgow Royal Maternity and Women's Hospital" was granted in 1914. A clinical laboratory opened in 1926 and a nurses' home was opened in 1928.
After the old building in Rottenrow had fallen into a state of disrepair, the hospital moved to a new building on the Glasgow Royal Infirmary site in October 2001. The new facility was named the "Princess Royal Maternity Hospital".
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