Old Photograph Stobhill Hospital Springburn Glasgow Scotland


Old photograph of Stobhill Hospital in Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland. Stobhill was originally a Poor Law hospital, commissioned by the Glasgow Parish Council, to an 1899, John James Burnet judged competition winning design by Glasgow architects, Thomson and Sandilands. The foundation stone was laid in September 1901 by Lord Balfour of Burleigh, the then Secretary of State for Scotland, and Stobhill Hospital was formally opened on 15 September 1904. In September 1914, at the beginning of the First World War, the hospital was requisitioned by Royal Army Medical Corps staff of the Territorial Force and the complex split and redesignated as the 3rd and 4th Scottish General Hospitals. Wounded servicemen arrived by specially converted Hospital trains terminating at a temporary railway platform built within the hospital grounds. A staff of 240 nurses as well as volunteers from the St. Andrew's Ambulance Association cared for over 1,000 patients at a time, suffering from battlefield wounds to venereal disease, until the return of the hospital to civilian use in the spring of 1920.



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