Stories

A history of the Hospital

Before Leanchoil was built the only medical care service was a cholera hospital located on the west side of Forres Burn between the Castle Bridge and Lee Bridge. In 1880, a public meeting was held to discuss the possibility of founding a new hospital …

A Breath of Fresh Air

Leanchoil Hospital was similar in design to other hospitals built during the same period. In the late 1800s, the development of germ theory led to new thinking around the benefits of fresh air and sunlight. The influence of nurse Florence Nightingale was …

Leanchoil’s Centenary Celebrations

The hundredth anniversary of Leanchoil Hospital was celebrated with great fanfair by a special Centenary Day held on 24th April 1992.

The day’s events began when Dr David Sneddon and matron, Mrs Irene Clifford arrived at the hospital in a …

Mum’s the Word

Leanchoil Hospital played a central role in the care of generations of mothers and babies in Forres and surrounding areas. The first caesarean operation north of Aberdeen was performed at Leanchoil in 1924 and in 1940, it became the first  maternity hospital …

LEANCHOIL TRUST CATCHMENT AREA

Leanchoil Trust Catchment Area Forres, Moray
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Officially opened in April of 1892, Leanchoil served the communities of the area for over 125 years.Before hospital was built on the outskirts of Forres, the only available inpatient accommodation was a small building on Burnside.

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📆 Thursday, 22 February 2024
⏰ Doors open 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
📍 Falconer Museum

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Read the latest news from Leanchoil Trust in our January newsletter available now on the website.

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Read the latest news from Leanchoil Trust in our January newsletter available now on the website.

www.leanchoiltrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/20240113-Leanchoil-Trust-Newsletter.pdf
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DONT FORGET TO COME ALONG TO OUR DROP IN EVENT ON 20TH JUNE

Tuesday 20th June 2023
4.00pm to 8.00pm
Courtroom, Tolbooth, High Street, Forres, 

Pop in to hear the latest news on Leanchoil and to view an architect’s visualisation of the project. Chat to Trustees about proposals and meet representatives of Erskine, Hanover Housing and the Scottish Ambulance Service who will also be on hand to answer any questions.
See you there!
#leanchoiltrust #communityownership #leanchoil #community #healthandwellbeing #Leanchoil #forres #wellbeing

DON'T FORGET TO COME ALONG TO OUR DROP IN EVENT ON 20TH JUNE

Tuesday 20th June 2023
4.00pm to 8.00pm
Courtroom, Tolbooth, High Street, Forres,

Pop in to hear the latest news on Leanchoil and to view an architect’s visualisation of the project. Chat to Trustees about proposals and meet representatives of Erskine, Hanover Housing and the Scottish Ambulance Service who will also be on hand to answer any questions.
See you there!
#leanchoiltrust #communityownership #leanchoil #community #healthandwellbeing #Leanchoil #forres #wellbeing
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