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Jester

Duke Street Hospital

I've been doing some family tree research, and the address 253 Duke Street has appeared a few times as a place of birth. Was there a maternity hospital there in the 1950's?
Jock58

Re: Duke Street

Jester wrote:
I've been doing some family tree research, and the address 253 Duke Street has appeared a few times as a place of birth. Was there a maternity hospital there in the 1950's?


Have a wee look at  http://www.glasgowhistory.co.uk/B...cles/Duke%20Street%20Hospital.htm

Jock58
Jester

Thanks for that
John

Is this the same place ?
James

Scary wrote:
Is this the same place ?

That's it.  






James H
John

Thanks James. I forgot to add the address 247 Duke Street.
cybers

It also had a no bad loony wing where the lidl is now...
It was behind the big black and white wooden fence that used to run along the road.
Unsure of maternity as i thought all sprogg came from the Rottenrow.
LowLight

I thought most weans were born in the Rottenrow too but I found out recently my sister was born in Robroyston Hospital. Strange, kinda.
cybers

LowLight wrote:
I thought most weans were born in the Rottenrow too but I found out recently my sister was born in Robroyston Hospital. Strange, kinda.


What your sister or the hospital ?  
mines is an inpatient of the canadian government thank god.
escotregen

Quite a number old hospitals dotted around Glasgow had maternity units. Probably one of those with a worldwide reputation (good that is) approaching that of the Rottenrow, was the much loved old Queen Mother's - the modern day version is strangely enough now earmarked for closure see;
http://www.nhsgg.org.uk/content/default.asp?page=s762&loc_id=25
The old Duke Street I have to say, did not enjoy the best of reputations towards its end.
theduke

It definitely was a maternity hospital - I was born there in 1972.
James

theduke wrote:
It definitely was a maternity hospital - I was born there in 1972.

Yes, I was born there in 1973.



James H
wee minx

It seems Duke Street hospital used to be called Eastern District hospital.  Here is a link to a site about poorhouses...there is a plan of Duke Street hospital on it
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Glasgow/Glasgow.shtml
James

wee minx wrote:
It seems Duke Street hospital used to be called Eastern District hospital.  Here is a link to a site about poorhouses...there is a plan of Duke Street hospital on it
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Glasgow/Glasgow.shtml

Nice find.  

Quote:
Eastern District Hospital

Eastern District Hospital, also known as Duke Street Hospital, was built as a 240 bed acute hospital and opened in 1904. It has been suggested that the hospital contained the first psychiatric assessment wards to be incorporated in a Scottish general hospital. It joined the National Health Service in 1948 under the Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Infirmary. It finally closed in 1996.






James H
cybers

Told yi it had a loony  
wee minx

Some of my best friends are loonies ye know(proud smilie)   MON THE LOONIES  
escotregen

wee minx that is an interesting find. It also helps fill a gap for me. Working in the East End throughout the 90s I now and again heard campaigners complain about 'how the East End now lacks a local psychiatric treatment facility'. This was a particular problem for the families of patients who (often being poor people living in the East End) faced some long and ackward journeys to keep in touch with their relative in difficult times.
 
I never could figure out what it was that was there before and now I think you have answered that. A  clinic facility at Parhead was eventually built in the 90s (amidst some pretty awful prejudiced lobbying from people against it.).
cybers

The royal infirmary still has a large day centre for psychiatric patients Duke St had one There was another At Belvedere but by en large they do seem to be shipping mental health problems towards the G.Ps rather than having dedicated staff with a solid understanding of mental needs.
We live in a society that has gotten all P.C Where we can't call them looneys but from a personal point of view that is the authorities way of passing the buck and releasing these poor people onto a society they cant cope with or does not understand that there may be something wrong with the person because they are no longer a burden to the NHS.

Back to Duke Street Hospital.
I remember it having A&E then a wee tory cutback meant no more of that.
It had a great female health clinic then another wee slash meant no more of that.
It had great geriatric care
Psychiatric care
and even a drop in centre for the local ladies.
Gone Gone Gone....
Marti

Bit of trivia, one of the scenes in the jimmy boyle film...a sense of freedom...was filmed directly behind duke st hospital, cardross street i believe.
Beano

My mates mum was in there (mental breakdown) first time i've seen junkies in hospital and kept in same ward as her, must have been around late 60s sorry but this hospital was a sh!thole.
Alex Glass





Beano

Great set Alex,    one taken today mate



Sure the Dunchattan arms was next too the hospital...left of photo now gone.
Alex Glass

Great photo Beano

Have you been inside the close? There is an office and you access the ground floor flats from out the back. I will need to check to see if I have any photos of inside the close.
Beano

Alex Glass wrote:
Great photo Beano

Have you been inside the close? There is an office and you access the ground floor flats from out the back. I will need to check to see if I have any photos of inside the close.
Never been inside Alex but the building looks good now. Alex do you know anything about Parade cinema
seems like there pulling it down when I passed it this morning  
Alex Glass

Not sure Beano but have a vague recollection that there was a planning application recently.

Will ask the Planning Officers on Tuesday at our regular meeting
Beano

Big thanks Alex  
calamity

cybers wrote:
LowLight wrote:
I thought most weans were born in the Rottenrow too but I found out recently my sister was born in Robroyston Hospital. Strange, kinda.


What your sister or the hospital ?  
mines is an inpatient of the canadian government thank god.
Lowlight yer brother Matt was born in Belividere but we got shited to Duke st because they were painting the ward :lol:most folk in Glasgow went to Lennox Castle when they were having a wean back in the 50s..
LowLight

calamity wrote:
cybers wrote:
LowLight wrote:
I thought most weans were born in the Rottenrow too but I found out recently my sister was born in Robroyston Hospital. Strange, kinda.


What your sister or the hospital ?  
mines is an inpatient of the canadian government thank god.
Lowlight yer brother Matt was born in Belividere but we got shited to Duke st because they were painting the ward :lol:most folk in Glasgow went to Lennox Castle when they were having a wean back in the 50s..


Really? Never knew that. That's some sh!te to get from Belvidere to Duke St.      
cybers

Will be sorry to see the old flea pit go.. if that is indeed the case.
I could relate the Hienz Scotch Broth and the balcony incident all day but could end up getting my mate killed  

How we laughed      

Back on topic

Don't suppose anyone has any photos of the old dukey with the wooden outbuildings in place do they ?
calamity

LowLight wrote:
calamity wrote:
cybers wrote:
LowLight wrote:
I thought most weans were born in the Rottenrow too but I found out recently my sister was born in Robroyston Hospital. Strange, kinda.


What your sister or the hospital ?  
mines is an inpatient of the canadian government thank god.
Lowlight yer brother Matt was born in Belividere but we got shited to Duke st because they were painting the ward :lol:most folk in Glasgow went to Lennox Castle when they were having a wean back in the 50s..


Really? Never knew that. That's some sh!te to get from Belvidere to Duke St.      
oh help Ive did it again.. sorry folks meant shifted      
Stuball

calamity wrote:
most folk in Glasgow went to Lennox Castle when they were having a wean back in the 50s..


Are you sure about this?
Alex Glass

All my brothers and sisters born in the late 40's and through the 50's were born in Rottenrow.
calamity

really Alex. wasnt until I had my last son in 82  I was in Rottenrow.. was funny, when I got induced my man decided to go and change a pair of trousers, and the young man who served him was rushing to get to the hospital ,, his wife was in the next bed to me..
Stuball

Lennox Castle hospital was an asylum for people with learning difficulties and mental disorders such as ADD and torrets syndrome. Yes, people were born there but it was never a purpose maternity unit
LowLight

Wasn't there a dedicated maternity unit opened in Lennox Castle in the early 40's?
calamity

just wondered why it was ever considered for maternity ..looked much older than it was too.. IM watching the video just now of their football team and how they were all given jobs. two of my cousins were born there 1952 and 1960
Beano

Calamity

http://derelictionaddiction.fotopic.net/c1682213.html

wee link for you (Lennox Castle hospital )
calamity

thanks beano, brilliant.
Beano

The Eastern District Hospital (usually known as Duke Street Hospital) was built as a 240 bed acute hospital by Glasgow Parish Council and opened in 1904. It has been suggested that the hospital contained the first psychiatric assessment wards to be incorporated in a Scottish general hospital. In 1930 it was transferred to Glasgow Corporation and in 1948 came into the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Infirmary. A new maternity unit was added in the 1940s and upgrading of facilities continued through the 1950s. A psychiatric out-patients department was opened in 1970. Duke Street was placed in the Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board in 1974. In 1977 the maternity unit was transferred to the new Rutherglen Maternity Hospital. Thereafter the hospital became a geriatric unit. It closed in 1992.


info from this link


http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/gghb/collects/hb73.html
AlanM

Stuball wrote:
Lennox Castle hospital was an asylum for people with learning difficulties and mental disorders such as ADD and torrets syndrome. Yes, people were born there but it was never a purpose maternity unit


Could have been for unmarried mothers. In those times that was looked down on to such a degree that its not outwith the realms of possibility.
calamity

no was nothing like that  Alan, my cousins were born in there in the 50s and 60s . and all were married. Many women were sent there .

In 1936, Lennox Castle Certified Institution for Mental Defectives officially opened.

During World War II, the castle was again requisitioned for use as a hospital, with patients being transferred to huts erected in the grounds - a temporary arrangement that lasted for some forty years.

In 1942, the hospital allocated beds to maternity patients, as part of another temporary arrangement, this one lasting until 1964.
dudieezper

It seems that the location is still the same. The hospital is really nice looking building. The question is, how about the building at the side? In the latest picture, the building is gone.

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Link removed until user authenticates themselves

cybers

Spammer ... do not visit that link...
Riverside Boy

calamity wrote:
most folk in Glasgow went to Lennox Castle when they were having a wean back in the 50s..


I was born in 1954 in Stobhill Hospital and my folks lived on the London Road near Celtic Park. My young sister was born in Duke Street in 1967 and my mate's wee brother was born in Belvidere at the same time. Most Glasgow Hospital had a Maternity Wing and many had a locked wing hence why people would classify the local hospital 'a looney bin'. At one time Duke Street also had the stigma of being called 'the Prison Hospital' due to its close proximity to Duke Street Jail which no doubt one or two prisoners would have attended as their nearest hospital.
womble

I was born there in 1969.
Mc Ewanlass

My older sister was born in the Eastern District Hospital in 1945. Twenty-six years later, one of her sons was also born there.
hambonio

my two children were born at duke st hospital, on the night my first child was born I went next door to the old dunchattan arms pub with my mother in law to wet the weans heid,as you do ,I was 19 at the time but could have passed for 16 so the barmaid ordered me out of the pub as I had no ID on me ,I had to get my mother in law to convince the barmaid I was 19 and that had just became a father in the last hour or so,she finally relented served me with the drinks muttering under her breath ,dirty little bugger,no doubt.That was almost 38 years ago still makes me smile.Mother and son still doing well BTW
calamity

    and was she right
hambonio

hambonio

modesty fobids me from answering that Question
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