Why did Bangour village hospital close?
After general medical services transferred to the newly-opened St John’s Hospital in nearby Livingston, Bangour General Hospital closed in 1991. The Village Hospital also started to wind down after the opening of St Johns with the last remaining ward closing in 2004.
When did Gogarburn hospital close?
In 1974 Gogarburn became part of the South Lothian District of Lothian Health Board, and in 1986 part of the Mental Health Unit. The hospital closed in May 1999.
How many hospitals are there in Edinburgh?
21 hospitals, including four major teaching hospitals. 126 GP practices.
How many general hospitals are there in Scotland?
Scotland has around 19% of all hospitals at 229 hospitals. Wales has around 7% of all UK hospitals with just 82. Finally, Northern Ireland has around 3% of all hospitals with 40 hospitals.
Why is Little France in Edinburgh called that?
The name comes about because it was here that the servants and courtiers resided, who accompanied Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87), on her return from France. Having remained a small settlement surrounded by green belt for many years, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh relocated here in 2003.
What happened to the Clune Park estate?
The Clune Park estate, in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, was once a thriving community of shipyard workers in the 1920s. But, according to the Daily Record, it is now home to only around 20 people living in a handful of the 430 flats – and has since been labelled as Britain’s most dangerous area.
Who lived in Craigmillar Castle?
Mary, Queen of Scots
The Gilmours left Craigmillar in the 18th century for a more modern residence, nearby Inch House, and the castle fell into ruin. It is now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland as a scheduled monument, and is open to the public. Craigmillar Castle is best known for its association with Mary, Queen of Scots.
Does Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have WIFI?
“The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is one of the last hospital in Scotland to introduce patient Wi-Fi and I am glad that patients can now benefit from it.