Blairgowrie and Rattray Districts Cottage Hospital

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Blairgowrie and Rattray Districts Cottage Hospital

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The idea of a hospital at Blairgowrie had been initiated by Mrs Clerk-Rattray in 1882, and on whose death bequeathed £25 for 'such an institution should it ever be founded'. Several attempts were made to get subscriptions going over the following years but they all failed. Then Mrs Macpherson of Newton Castle, Blairgowrie gifted the site and that was followed by subscriptions ranging from donations of £1000 downwards. The architect, Lake Falconer of L & J Falconer, architects, Blairgowrie, gave his services free, while furnishings and landscaping was also donated. Blairgowrie and Rattray Districts Cottage Hospital was opened on 30 May 1901, housing two large wards with room for three female and three male beds, plus more if needed. By 2020, it was part of NHS Tayside, known as Blairgowrie Community Hospital, housing a 17 bedded GP Uniit and a Minor Injury and Illness Unit


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