Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital

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Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital
Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital is located in Warwickshire
Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital
Shown in Warwickshire
Geography
LocationLeamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Coordinates52°16′10″N 1°32′27″W / 52.2695°N 1.5407°W / 52.2695; -1.5407Coordinates: 52°16′10″N 1°32′27″W / 52.2695°N 1.5407°W / 52.2695; -1.5407
Organisation
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeRehabilitation
History
Founded1887
Links
ListsHospitals in England

The Royal Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital is located on Heathcote Lane in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in England. Originally an isolation hospital, it is now a hospital run by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust specialising in rehabilitation.

History[edit]

The facility was established as an isolation hospital for treating contagious diseases known as Heathcote Hospital in 1887.[1][2][3] A nurses' home was built 1937.[1] The hospital started to focus specifically on tuberculosis cases in 1952 and was converted for use as a geriatric hospital in 1959.[1]

In the early 21st century steps were take to convert the buildings for use as a rehabilitation centre. Feldon Ward, which was refurbished for use as a state-of-the-art stroke unit, re-opened in 2006.[4] Campion and Chadwick Wards, which form the core of the new rehabilitation hospital, were similarly refurbished and officially opened by the Princess Royal on 29 January 2015.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "How Leamington Rehab Hospital's friends make the road to recovery smoother for patients". Leamington Courier. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Heathcote hospital: a study of the administration of isolation hospitals in the Warwick Union, 1877-1927". History online. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ Stephens, W B (1969). "'The borough of Warwick: Warwick from 1835', in A History of the County of Warwick". London: British History Online. pp. 515–521. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "'I'm so thankful I can walk again'". Leamington Courier. 14 June 2007. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Princess Anne open Leamington Spa Hospital new unit". Leamington Observer. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2018.