The am­bu­lance sta­tion which is all that is left of the Road­ing hospi­tal com­plex.

Campbeltown Courier - - DOWN MEMORY LANE -

A quar­ter-of-a-cen­tury ago the Wee Toon’s hos­pi­tals merged into one at Camp­bel­town Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal. The first pa­tients moved in on Jan­uary 11 1993. The of­fi­cial open­ing was 25 years-ago on Septem­ber 10 1993 when Lord Fraser of Carmyl­lie QC per­formed the cer­e­mony. The Ma­ter­nity Hospi­tal at The Road­ing and The Cot­tage Hospi­tal at Witch­burn com­bined as part of the new Ral­ston Road com­plex. There were 62 beds avail­able: four ma­ter­nity, 19 acute, 10 as­sess­ment and 29 Ben­gul­lion. To mark the sil­ver an­niver­sary, the hospi­tal is open­ing its doors to the pub­lic on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 31. The event, from 11am to 4pm, will fea­ture a dis­play of pho­to­graphs and images telling the story of by­gone years. Ca­tri­ona Watt, Camp­bel­town Hospi­tal in­terim lo­cal area man­ager, said: ‘We thought this would be a great way to say thank you to all the staff, part­ners, vol­un­teers, fundrais­ers and to those who have helped sup­port the hospi­tal. ‘We are re­ally pleased by the re­sponse we’ve had, and it is shap­ing up to be a very busy and ex­cit­ing day for the hospi­tal.’ There will also be op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn more about the ad­vance­ment of health and so­cial care ser­vices and the revo­lu­tion of life sav­ing, state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy. There will be light re­fresh­ments pro­vided free of charge.

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