The History of Leith

February 26, 2013

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh was established in 1729 and is the oldest voluntary hospital in Scotland. The new buildings of 1879 were claimed to be the largest voluntary hospital in the United Kingdom, and later on the Empire.It is the site of clinical medicine teaching as well as a teaching hospital for the University of Edinburgh Medical School. It is currently run by NHS Lothian. for more click here

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