Down memory lane extra October 26 2018

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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, Q.C. 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.

its silver anniversary on October 31.

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.

The ambulance station which is all that is left of the Roading hospital complex. 50_c43ambulance01_Campbeltown_Ambulance_Station