Which Hospitals did people go to?
When were these available to our parish?
Administered by the Lorn District Committee .. need to learn more


  • West Highland Hospital (demolished) The cottage hospital at Oban was founded by Mrs Agnes Parr of Killiechronan, Mull, in 1896. It was designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and could easily have been confused for a local villa
  • McKelvie Hospital - named for Dr McKelvie who worked in Ardchattan for some time : <"(demolished) The Mackelvie Hospital was opened on 18 October 1897 as an infectious diseases hospital. It was provided by Oban Town Council with money donated by Dr R. B. Mackelvie of Oban and comprised two simple linked blocks looking much like schoolrooms. In 1927 the Macpherson block was added and in 1956 part of the original hospital was converted into a nurses’ home.">1
  • Dalintart Hospital : <" (demolished) Built as the Lorn Combination Poorhouse it opened in 1862.">2
  • County Hospital : <"COUNTY HOSPITAL, OBAN Originally the Argyll County Sanatorium, built around Benvoulin House on Oban Hill, a modest stone‑built house. The sanatorium was established with funds given by Mr and Mrs Bullough of Fasnacloich and opened in 1909. Ward blocks were built in the grounds of Benvoulin House for the patients and the house used as staff and office accommodation. The hospital developed into a general acute unit as the need for TB treatment declined after the Second World War. It closed in 1995.">3
  • Maternity Hospital, Dalriach Road : <"Gleneuchar House, a substantial Victorian turreted and crow‑stepped villa, was purchased by the Western Regional Hospitals Board in 1954 and converted into a maternity hospital which opened in the following year.">4



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