Liverpool Maternity Hospital

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Liverpool Women's Hospital
Liverpool Women's NHS Trust
Liverpool Maternity Hospital.jpg
Former building of the Liverpool Maternity Hospital
Liverpool Maternity Hospital is located in Liverpool
Liverpool Maternity Hospital
Location in Liverpool
Liverpool Maternity Hospital is located in Merseyside
Liverpool Maternity Hospital
Location in Merseyside
Geography
LocationOxford Street Liverpool L7 7BN
Coordinates53°24′12″N 2°57′53″W / 53.4032°N 2.9647°W / 53.4032; -2.9647Coordinates: 53°24′12″N 2°57′53″W / 53.4032°N 2.9647°W / 53.4032; -2.9647
Organisation
Care systemPublic NHS
TypeSpecialist
Affiliated universityUniversity of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University
Services
Emergency departmentNo
SpecialityObstetrics and gynaecology, Neonatology
History
Opened1841

The Liverpool Maternity Hospital was established as the Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary for the Diseases of Women and Children in Horatio Street, Scotland Road, Liverpool, in November 1841. It was replaced by the Liverpool Women's Hospital in November 1995.

History[edit]

The hospital was established as the Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary for the Diseases of Women and Children in Horatio Street, Scotland Road, Liverpool, in November 1841.[1] It moved to Pembroke Place in 1845 and to Myrtle Street in 1862 and, having become the Ladies Charity and Lying-In Hospital in 1869, it moved to new purpose-built facilities in Brownlow Street in 1885.[1]

A foundation stone for a new facility in Oxford Street was laid by the Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles in March 1924 and it was officially opened by Christiana Hartley, the social and welfare rights activist, as the Liverpool Maternity Hospital in September 1926.[1] Famous people born in the hospital included John Lennon who was born there in October 1940.[2] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[1] The Walton sextuplets were born to Graham and Janet (née Leadbetter) Walton at the hospital in November 1983.[3]

After services transferred to the Liverpool Women's Hospital, the Liverpool Maternity Hospital closed in November 1995[4] and has since been converted into student accommodation.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Records of the Liverpool Maternity Hospital". Discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  2. ^ "John Lennon and Julia Lennon black plaque in Liverpool". Blue Plaque Places. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Richard Cooke - Pioneering Children's Doctor". By the Dart. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ Pye, Ken (2011), Discover Liverpool, Liverpool: Trinity Mirror Media, p. 10, ISBN 978-1-906802-90-5
  5. ^ "Foundation stone for new maternity hospital". Merchant Taylors. Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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