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Murrayfield Hospital


(Beechwood)

A private hospital in W Edinburgh, Murrayfield Hospital is situated on Corstorphine Road, 2½ miles (4 km) west of the city centre. The hospital offers a range of services including surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy and a fertility clinic, together with health assessment and diagnostics facilities. Cosmetic and weight-loss surgery are also provided. The hospital has four operating theatres, 15 consulting rooms, 55 in-patient beds, 15 day-care beds and 2 critical-care beds. It also has its own pathology laboratory. The in-patient beds are located in single rooms with en-suite facilities and televisions.

The hospital was constructed in the grounds of Beechwood, a fine classical mansion built in 1780 for Francis Scott, the second son of Walter Scott, Laird of Harden. This house was extended c.1799 by William Sibbald for the Dundas family, who bought the house in 1797. Now comprising two storeys and a basement, with lower wings to the west and east, Beechwood was A-listed in 1966. Murrayfield Hospital was formally opened on 23rd July 1984 by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, while Beechwood was adapted for use as part of the hospital.

Murrayfield is owned and operated by Spire Healthcare. It employs around 300 staff, performed over 10,000 procedures and hosted in excess of 50,000 outpatient appointments (2008).


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