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 …
LEANCHOIL TRUST CATCHMENT AREA
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.