Leanchoil Hospital

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Leanchoil Hospital
NHS Grampian
Location Forres, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type community hospital
Emergency department Minor injuries unit
Beds 9
Founded 1892
Lists Hospitals in Scotland

Leanchoil Hospital is a UK National Health Service community hospital in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland. It is administered by NHS Grampian.

Leanchoil Hospital was built with funds donated from Lord Strathcona in 1892 to serve the population of his native Forres and the surrounding area. The hospital was named for the farm on which his mother had grown up. On his death in 1914, Strathcona left a further bequest of £10,000 to the hospital.[1]

The hospital has 9 beds providing medical care, rehabilitation, assessment, palliative/terminal care, convalescence and respite care. The beds are in 4 bedded rooms which are divided into male and female wards, and there is 1 single palliative care suite.[2] There is also a minor injuries unit.[3]

The hospital also had maternity services until the mid-1980s.

The hospital closed temporarily in January 2011 following an electrical fault,[4] reopening in December 2011 once extensive renovations had been completed. There were only 9 inpatient beds available after it reopened.[5]


  1. ^ Lord Strathcona's will, 1914
  2. ^ "Leanchoil Hospital". NHS Grampian. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Know who to turn to". NHS Grampian. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  4. ^ McLaren, Tanya (21 June 2011). "Leanchoil Hospital answers demanded". Forres Gazette. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Crowther, Stuart (8 December 2011). "Delight as Forres hospital reopens its doors for inpatients". STV News. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 57°36′15″N 3°35′26″W / 57.60417°N 3.59056°W / 57.60417; -3.59056