University Hospital Ayr
|University Hospital Ayr|
|NHS Ayrshire and Arran|
|Location||Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland|
|Care system||NHS Scotland|
|Affiliated university||University of the West of Scotland|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Website||University Hospital Ayr|
|Lists||Hospitals in Scotland|
The hospital, which replaced the Ayr County Hospital, Heathfield Hospital and Seafield Children's Hospital, was built on part of the site of Ailsa Hospital and opened as the Ayr Hospital by then-Prime Minister John Major in 1991.
The accident and emergency department had been due to close with services being transferred to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock. However, the incoming SNP government cancelled the planned closure in June 2007.
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