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Postby ibtg » Tue May 15, 2007 9:49 pm

What about the old Ear, Nose and Throat hospital in St Vincent Street? I, (and millions of other Glasgow weans) left my tonsils there. :(

Looks like the site is being redeveloped again?
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Postby Dugald » Wed May 16, 2007 12:20 am

neilmc wrote: -When I was young I remember hearing stories that the US Army had barracks on or near the site of the NSB during WWII, but that could be the subject of another thread.


You're quite correct Nielmc, there were lots of Yankee service personnel around this area during the war. The biggest U.S. Tranist Camp in Scotland occupied most of the land around the Crookston Castle over to Corkerhill and up to what we called the "Housilwood Round About".
There was an American military hospital at Cowglen and Darnley.

I visited the Dept. of National Savings/Post Office Savings Bank on the Cowglen a couple of times in the 90's to check up on some kind of Post Office investment bonds that I had. The first big shock I got when I first entered the building was the appearance of security guards wearing the American "upside-down" rank stripes on their arms... Yanks guarding the British Post Office, good heavens!

The second big shock I got was that I was taken care of by a Post Office employee who knew exactly what he was talking about, and what i was talking about... all the other Post Office people I'd spoken with in Glasgow didn't know what I was talkng about and I'd gone to the head office as a last recort. The P.O. building didn't impress me, but the people did.
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Postby gap74 » Wed May 16, 2007 1:35 am

theduke wrote:I was born in Duke St Hospital, opposite where the abattoir was. The building is still there, developed as flats, about 10 maybe 15 years ago. Anyone else born there?


My sister was born there in 1978.

I was born in Robroyston in 1974 - think I might be the only person I know who was, my peers all seem to have been Rottenrow or Bellshill.

I'm sure someone posted pics of the long gone Robroyston hospital on here years ago, but I'm buggered if I can find them. Anyone know anything more about it?
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Postby JayKay » Wed May 16, 2007 11:21 am

hey Gap 74, I was born in Robroyston myself. Dont recall seeing any pics of it here though.

The hospital impressed my mother so much with its facilities she made a point of having my subsequent brothers in Stobhill.
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Postby Chris » Thu May 17, 2007 2:39 pm

I was born in Robroyston too; in 1976. My sister was Stobhill 1978, must be pattern in there somewhere.

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Postby pwm437 » Fri May 18, 2007 12:32 pm

gallowgategal wrote:
pwm437 wrote:I passed St Francis Maternity Hospital the other week in Merryland Street in Govan. It has 'disappeared' as far as being a hospital, but following refurbishment, is now rather splendid looking houses.

Any HG'ers born here ??



I was born there :D

Never seen the place since though, too late now I suppose :cry:



Not too late Gallowgategal, worth a wee look
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Postby Seamey » Fri May 18, 2007 1:10 pm

pwm437 wrote:I passed St Francis Maternity Hospital the other week in Merryland Street in Govan. It has 'disappeared' as far as being a hospital, but following refurbishment, is now rather splendid looking houses.

Any HG'ers born here ??



I was born there, wee brother was born in the QM as mum hated the St Francis experience
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals that have since disappeared

Postby My Kitten » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:08 pm

This list was in the back of an old glasgow map that I have

Hospitals

  • GGHB administration
    225 Bath Street

  • Birdston Hospital
    Milton of Campsie
    G65 8BY

  • Broomhill and Lanfine Hospitals
    Kirkintilloch
    G66 1RR

  • Lennox Castle Hospital
    Lennoxtown
    G65 7LB

  • Lenzie Hospital
    Lenzie
    G66 5DE

  • Ruchill Hospital
    Bilsland Drive
    G20 9NB

  • Stoneyetts Hospital
    Chryston
    G69 0JG

  • Waverly Park Hospital
    Kirkintilloch
    G66 2HE

  • Woodilee Hospital
    Lenzie
    G66 3UG

  • Cowglen Hospital
    Boydstone Road
    G53 6XJ

  • Leverndale Hospital
    510 Crookston Road
    G53 7TU

  • Mearnskirk Hospital
    Newton Mearns
    G77 5RZ

  • Philipshill Hospital
    East Kilbride Road
    Busby
    G76 9HW

  • Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women
    69 Copelaw Street
    G42 7JF

  • Rutherglen Maternity Hospital
    120 Stonelaw Road
    G73 2PG

  • Darnley Hospital
    Nitshill
    G53 7RR

  • David Elder Infirmary
    503 Langlands Road
    G51 4JY

  • Elder Cottage Hospital
    1A Drumoyne Drive
    G51 4AT

  • Acorn Street Psychiatric Day Hospital
    23 Acorn Street
    G40 4AN

  • Belvidere Hospital
    London Road
    G31 4PG

  • Duke Street Hospital
    253 Duke Street
    G31 1JY

  • Gartloch Hospital
    Gartcosh
    G69 8EJ

  • Lightburn Hospital
    Carntyne Road
    G32 6ND

  • Blawarthill Hospital
    Knightswood
    G13 3TG

  • Cannisburn Hospital
    Switchback Road
    G61 1QL

  • Childrens Home Hospital
    Strathblane
    G63 9EP

  • Drumchapel Hospital
    Duntocher
    G81 5QU

  • Knightswood Hospital
    125 Knightswood Road
    G13 2XG

  • Royal Beatson Memorial Hospital
    132 Hill Street
    G3 6UD

  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children
    129 Drumchapel Road
    G15 6PX

  • Schaw Auxiliary Hospital
    Drymen Road
    Bearsden
    G61 3SB

Might be good to see if we can find where they were, photos, history? I'll change this to Old Glasgow Hospitals to cover them all and not just the demolished ones.
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Postby dazza » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:37 pm

Birdston Hospital
Demolished - Care home now on site

Broomhill and Lanfine Hospitals
Closed - Dangerously derelict. Lanfine demolished.

Lennox Castle Hospital
Closed - Mostly demolished - Castle building dangerously derelict

Lenzie Hospital
Demolished

Ruchill Hospital
Partially demolished. Remaining buildings derelict and dangerous

Stoneyetts Hospital
Demolished

Waverly Park Hospital
Demolished

Woodilee Hospital
Closed. Mostly destroyed

Cowglen Hospital
Demolished

Mearnskirk Hospital
Closed - Now housing

Philipshill Hospital
Demolished

Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women
Closed . Housing conversion

Darnley Hospital
Closed - Nursing home on site

David Elder Infirmary
Closed

Elder Cottage Hospital
Closed - Building used as Housing association offices

Acorn Street Psychiatric Day Hospital
Open

Belvidere Hospital
Closed and mostly demolished. Housing conversion

Duke Street Hospital
Closed

Gartloch Hospital
Closed. Housing conversion

Lightburn Hospital
Open

Blawarthill Hospital
Still open, though some buildings disused

Cannisburn Hospital
Closed. Housiong conversion

Childrens Home Hospital
Closed

Drumchapel Hospital
Open

Knightswood Hospital
Demolished

Royal Beatson Memorial Hospital
Closed - Now housing

Schaw Auxiliary Hospital
Closed. Housing conversion
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Postby Sydney Rosewater » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:51 pm

dazzababes wrote:Acorn Street Psychiatric Day Hospital
Open


Psychiatric Day Hospital no more, this building is now Glasgow South Integrated Training.
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Postby Socceroo » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:57 pm

dazzababes wrote:Birdston Hospital

David Elder Infirmary
Closed

Elder Cottage Hospital
Closed - Building used as Housing association offices



The David Elder Hospital was demolished in the late 1990's or soon after 2000. Housing now stands within it's grounds.

The Hospital was quite striking, like a country home in it's own landscaped grounds with wings shooting off into the grounds with Sun Terraces at the end of each Ward. The Groundsmen and Maintenance Workers tied Cottages still stand on Langlands Road next to the old access road into the Hospital.

I thought the Elder Cottage Hospital was now a Care Home, it was after the Hospital closed but it could have changed use again. There is a block of Cottages opposite the Hospital which were Nurses Quarters which i think have now been refurbished into Housing Association Flats.
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Postby Auldeejit » Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:45 pm

I was born in Oakbank Hospital in 1949.
Passed by recently and the site is occupied by 30ft+
mature trees.
As for me - I'm 5ft 8 tall and haven't matured at all!
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Postby Flex » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:40 pm

I used to work with people moving out of Lennox Castle, got plenty of time to wonder round the estate. Not brave enough to try and look inside the old castle, but there were plenty of old kitchens, workshops, etc to wonder round away from the remaining wards. The old buildings used as the locked wards were still there and the people i was supporting could tell you some intersesting stories.
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Postby elgee » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:35 am

[quote="Flex"]I used to work with people moving out of Lennox Castle, got plenty of time to wonder round the estate. Not brave enough to try and look inside the old castle, but there were plenty of old kitchens, workshops, etc to wonder round away from the remaining wards. The old buildings used as the locked wards were still there and the people i was supporting could tell you some intersesting stories.[/quote]

Tell us more Flex. For example where did the folk who were in the locked wards go when Lennox Castle closed ?
I know there was a major shift to move other residents from there to the "community", I have met some of them through my job, living in Glasgow West end in supported accomodation. MY gut feeling, to be honest, is WHY were they placed there in the 1st place. The folk I have met seemed to have been disabled by tbeing institutionalised.
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Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:03 am

elgee wrote: MY gut feeling, to be honest, is WHY were they placed there in the 1st place. The folk I have met seemed to have been disabled by tbeing institutionalised.



and maybe a few years down the line people will wonder why we put other people into Dungavel.
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