Wharfedale Hospital

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Wharfedale Hospital
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Wharfedale Hospital
Wharfedale Hospital is located in West Yorkshire
Wharfedale Hospital
Shown in West Yorkshire
Geography
LocationOtley, West Yorkshire, England
Coordinates53°54′51″N 1°42′00″W / 53.9141°N 1.7001°W / 53.9141; -1.7001Coordinates: 53°54′51″N 1°42′00″W / 53.9141°N 1.7001°W / 53.9141; -1.7001
Organisation
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeGeneral
History
Founded1873
Links
Websitewww.leedsth.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/our-hospitals/wharfedale-hospital/

Wharfedale Hospital (formerly known as Wharfedale General Hospital) is located in the market town of Otley, West Yorkshire, England, and is managed by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

History[edit]

Former hospital, now flats

The facility has its origins in an infirmary built for the Wharfedale Union Workhouse on the Newall Carr Road in 1873.[1][2] An infirmary with 70 beds was added in 1907 and was administered by the Wharfedale Board of Guardians until 1930.[1] It went on to become the Otley County Institution and then became Otley County Hospital.[1]

The facility joined the National Health Service as Otley County Hospital in 1948 and later became Wharfedale General Hospital.[1] In the 1990s it became clear the existing building was unsuitable for purpose. A new hospital was commissioned and the old site redeveloped into an estate called Wharfedale Park, with many of the original buildings being converted into flats.[3]

The new hospital, located just to the west of the old facility, was officially opened by the Princess Royal on 26 January 2005.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Higginbotham, Peter (2014). "Wharfedale, Yorkshire". The Workhouse. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. ^ Brumfitt, Elise (1986). Old Otley. Leeds: M. T. D. Rigg Publications. ISBN 0950919136.
  3. ^ "Wharfedale Park sells out". PJ Livesey. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Acute sector: Princess Anne opens new cancer centre". Nursing Times. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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