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Arran War Memorial Hospital

A small hospital, which represents the only one on the island, Arran War Memorial Hospital is located at Margnaheglish, a half-mile (1 km) northeast of Lamlash, on Arran's east coast. Established in 1919 on land gifted by the Marquis and Marchioness of Graham as a memorial to the 81 men of the island who fell during the First World War, the hospital was officially opened by the Marchioness's mother, Mary, Dowager Duchess of Hamilton, on 8th July 1922. The architect was Archibald Cook. The hospital initially comprised two four-bed wards, one each for males and females, two single-bed wards and a operating theatre. The hospital has grown to include seventeen in-patient beds, a single modern operating theatre (built c.1980), an accident and emergency facility, a maternity unit (established 1930), a dental unit and an x-ray facility, together with a range of outpatient services. It is run by NHS Ayrshire and Arran.


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