Royal Southern Hospital

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Royal Southern Hospital
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Tinted lithograph showing the hospital
Royal Southern Hospital is located in Liverpool
Royal Southern Hospital
Location in Liverpool
Royal Southern Hospital is located in Merseyside
Royal Southern Hospital
Location in Merseyside
LocationCaryl Street, Liverpool, England
Coordinates53°23′29″N 2°58′47″W / 53.3913°N 2.9797°W / 53.3913; -2.9797Coordinates: 53°23′29″N 2°58′47″W / 53.3913°N 2.9797°W / 53.3913; -2.9797
Care systemPublic NHS
ListsHospitals in England

The Royal Southern Hospital was located in Caryl Street, Liverpool. It was established in 1842 and closed in 1978.


The hospital had its origins in the Southern and Toxteth Hospital in Greenland Street which opened in January 1842.[1] A concert given by Jenny Lind allowed an extra floor to be added to the building in the 1850s,[1] shortly before it became the Southern Hospital in 1857.[1]

The foundation stone for a new purpose-built facility on Caryl Street was laid by the Earl of Derby in October 1867 and the new facility was formally opened by the Duke of Connaught as the Royal Southern Hospital in May 1872.[1] It joined the National Health Service in 1948.[2] After services transferred to the Royal Liverpool Hospital, the Royal Southern Hospital closed in 1978.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Royal Southern Hospital". Port Cities. Archived from the original on 18 October 2007. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Royal Southern Hospital, Liverpool". National archives. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Hospital Records". E. Chambré Hardman Archive. Archived from the original on 21 March 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2018.