The History of Leith

September 7, 2004

Views of Leith Hospital

The images below come from a book called “A Beacon in our Town” “The Story of Leith Hospital” by Christine Hoy which tells of the establishment of the first hospital in the 15th century to the closure of Leith Hospital in the 1980’s. It is a very well written book which should not only be read by anybody who consider themselves a Leither but by anyone who cares about health and medicine in Scotland. However there is more because this hospital gave hope to many and left a huge legacy to the people of Leith and a very great inspiration to many


A Ward in the Old Leith Hospital


The Children’s Ward Leith Hospital


Sir Gilbert Archer and the Princess Royal at the opening of the Nurses Home Leith Hospital


Operating Theatre Leith Hospital 1910


Female Surgical Ward Leith Hospital


Leith Hospital from Mill Lane


Humane Society and Dispensary’s Annual Report of 1835


A group of Nurses 1896 Leith Hospital


Children and Adults together in the Male Surgical Ward Leith Hospital


Surgical Ward with Cots alongside beds

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