St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
St Luke's Hospital, Bradford
St lukes hospital bradford.jpg
Location Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Lists Hospitals in England

St Luke's Hospital is a general NHS hospital in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated on Little Horton Lane to the south-west of Bradford city centre. The hospital is run by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.[1]

The hospital does not have accident and emergency or maternity facilities; the nearest hospital that does is Bradford Royal Infirmary which is in the north-west of the city.


The main buildings on the site were originally part of the infirmary of the Bradford Union Workhouse and were completed in 1852.[2] During the First World War, the Bradford Board of Guardians ran the hospital as an auxiliary war hospital. Thereafter it became known as St Luke's Hospital.[3] It was also noted for being a pioneer in the field of chemotherapy.[4]

St Luke's Sound is the hospital radio station serving patients and staff.[5]

A disused ward on the site was used as the fictional St Aidan's Hospital in the ITV drama, The Royal with external scenes filmed around Scarborough and Whitby in North Yorkshire.[6] One of the stars of the Royal, Natalie Anderson, was actually born at St Luke's in 1981 when the hospital had a maternity ward.[7] This and other buildings were not being used for medical practice and in 2010, were demolished due to vandalism, dry rot and asbestos.[8]

The main block on the site, which is still used by the NHS, is a grade II listed building.[9]

Horton cricket ground[edit]

The predecessors of Bradford Bulls, Bradford FC played a number of matches on the grounds that now accommodate St Luke's hospital, known then as Horton cricket ground, until they were asked to move away because of damage to the pitch.

St Luke's Hospital, Bradford, after partial demolition of one building

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "St Luke's Hospital". Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "The National Archives | Search the archives | Hospital Records| Details". Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bradford’s Military Hospitals". BradfordWW1 - Life at home in Bradford during the First World War. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Lomax, Claire (16 June 2009). "'Fascinating' look at medical history". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Lowson, Rob (6 December 2015). "Bradford hospital's radio volunteers gear up for 30-hour music marathon". Keighley News. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "TV filming of The Royal 'postponed'". The Scarborough News. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Barnett, David (26 June 2009). "How TV gets switched on by Bradford". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Lomax, Claire (22 October 2010). "Historic St Luke Hospital buildings are demolished". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Main block at St Luke's Hospital  (Grade II) (1430095)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°47′03″N 1°45′39″W / 53.784100°N 1.760800°W / 53.784100; -1.760800