Leanchoil Hospital

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Leanchoil Hospital
NHS Grampian
LocationForres, Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom
Care systemPublic NHS
Hospital typecommunity hospital
ListsHospitals in Scotland
Other linksList of 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 had 9 beds providing medical care, rehabilitation, assessment, palliative/terminal care, convalescence and respite care. The beds were in 4 bedded rooms which are divided into male and female wards, and there was 1 single palliative care suite.[2]

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

The hospital closed temporarily in January 2011 following an electrical fault,[3] reopening in December 2011 once extensive renovations had been completed. There were only 9 inpatient beds available after it reopened.[4]


  1. ^ Lord Strathcona's will, 1914
  2. ^ "Leanchoil Hospital". NHS Grampian. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  3. ^ McLaren, Tanya (21 June 2011). "Leanchoil Hospital answers demanded". Forres Gazette. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
  4. ^ 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