Billinge Hospital
Billinge Hospital is a National Health Service facility in the Billinge Higher End district of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, operated by the 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Trust.

Current facilities
The hospital offers the following facilities:
  • Beacon Day Hospital - Assessment and Day Care for the elderly mentally ill.
  • Children & Learning Disabilities
  • Clinical/Counselling Psychology Department for Adults


History
Billinge Hospital was originally founded in 1837 as a Wigan Poor Law Union hospital and workhouse. Mental Health services are still available Opened in 1968, Billinge Maternity Hospital served as the maternity facility for the surrounding areas, including much of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, parts of the Metropolitan Borough of St.Helens and parts of the District of West Lancashire . In June 2004, the maternity hospital was closed and maternity facilities were transferred to other units at hospitals in surrounding districts. Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, who administered at Billinge Maternity Hospital, were transferred to a new maternity unit at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (more commonly known as Wigan Infirmary) in Wigan . Maternity care units were upgraded at surrounding hospitals, including Whiston Hospital, Ormskirk Hospital, Bolton Hospital, Salford Royal, Chorley Hospital and Warrington Hospital. In March 2007, demolition work on the maternity hospital building commenced. As of May 2007, only a small section of the maternity unit is left standing. In April 2010, only two buildings stand which are due to be demolitished soon as more houses are being built on the site of the former hospital.

Building Activity

  • Stuart McGivern
    Stuart McGivern commented
    This building has been demolished
    about 6 years ago via Mobile