Record

CodeNA7262
Dates1779-
Person NameMontrose Royal Lunatic Asylum, Infirmary and Dispensary; 1779-
ActivityThe Montrose Infirmary was originally part of the Montrose Royal Lunatic Asylum, which opened on 29 November 1839 on Bridge Street, Montrose. It had grown from the earlier asylum (founded in 1779) which also had a ward for the sick poor. In 1811 the Royal Lunatic Asylum, Infirmary and Dispensary was granted a Royal Charter which made it a corporation. The Lunatic Asylum was sited near the harbour and in 1855 it moved to a site at Sunnyside. In 1829 the Infirmary and Dispensary moved to the Bridge Street site and offered increased services to the town. In 1866 fever wards were opened for smallpox and cholera. It was originally set up to cater to the poor but by the turn of the 19th century it began to attract increasing numbers of private patients. In 1913 the Royal Infirmary gained its own Royal Charter and its connection with the Asylum was severed.
Corporate NameMontrose Royal Lunatic Asylum, Infirmary and Dispensary
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