Stirling Community Hospital

(Stirling Royal Infirmary)

A large general hospital located in the Braehead district of Stirling, a mile (1.5 km) south of the city centre, Stirling Community Hospital (formerly Stirling Royal Infirmary) was opened on 10th August 1928 by the Duke and Duchess of York (later George VI and Queen Elizabeth). The original Neo-Georgian block by James Miller (1860 - 1947) has subsequently been much extended, now comprising more than forty buildings on the single site. Most recent is the four-storey Queen Elizabeth Wing of 1996-98.

The hospital was renamed in 2011 following the transfer of accident and emergency, intensive care, the maternity unit and other acute services to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. Stirling Community Hospital now concentrates on outpatient services such as physiotherapy, rehabilitation, dermatology, together with a new minor injury clinic. Rationalisation of accommodation will see many of the buildings demolished.

Stirling Infirmary was founded in 1874 in a fine Neo-Classical building on Spittal Street, which was built in 1827 and had previously been occupied by the Commercial Bank.

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