Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital

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Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital
NHS Lothian
Former Elsie Inglis Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh.jpg
Former Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital
Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital is located in Edinburgh
Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital
Shown in Edinburgh
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Coordinates55°57′17″N 3°9′56″W / 55.95472°N 3.16556°W / 55.95472; -3.16556Coordinates: 55°57′17″N 3°9′56″W / 55.95472°N 3.16556°W / 55.95472; -3.16556
Care systemNHS Scotland
Emergency departmentNo
ListsHospitals in Scotland

The Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital was a maternity hospital in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, Scotland.


The hospital was established with surplus funds arising from disbandment of the Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service, an organisation which had been formed by Elsie Inglis and which had sent hospital units to France, Serbia, Russia, Corsica and Greece during the First World War.[1] The 20-bed hospital opened in July 1925.[1][2] The hospital joined the National Health Service in 1948 and was directly managed by the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.[1] After services transferred to the Eastern General Hospital, the facility closed in 1988.[1]

The facility subsequently re-opened as a private nursing home, but following an investigation into the death of a 59-year-old woman, it closed again in 2011.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Elsie Inglis Memorial Maternity Hospital". Lothian Health Service Archive. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Elsie Inglis". Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Elsie Inglis Nursing Home in Edinburgh closes down". BBC News. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2019.