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Winwick Hospital

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Winwick Hospital
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Former Roman Catholic Chapel at Winwick Hospital
Winwick Hospital
Shown in Cheshire
LocationWinwick, Cheshire, England
Coordinates53°25′48″N 2°36′16″W / 53.4299°N 2.6045°W / 53.4299; -2.6045Coordinates: 53°25′48″N 2°36′16″W / 53.4299°N 2.6045°W / 53.4299; -2.6045
Care systemNHS
Emergency departmentN/A
SpecialityPsychiatric Hospital
ListsHospitals in England

Winwick Hospital was a mental health facility at Winwick, Cheshire, England.


The hospital site was previously part of the Winwick Hall estate.[1] The hall, which was initially converted for use as a residential home for boys with mental health difficulties, opened for patients in September 1897.[1] A purpose-built asylum was designed by Henry Crisp, George Oatley and William Swinton Skinner using a Compact Arrow layout and opened as the Fifth Lancashire County Asylum in January 1902.[1] It was requisitioned for military use as the Lord Derby War Hospital during the First World War.[1] After the war the facility became Lancashire County Mental Hospital and it joined the National Health Service as Winwick Hospital in 1948.[2]

After the introduction of Care in the Community in the early 1980s, the hospital went into a period of decline and closed in March 1997.[1][3] Apart from the Roman Catholic Chapel, all buildings have been demolished and the site redeveloped for residential use.[1] A small facility known as Hollins Park Hospital remains on the site: Hollins Park Hospital is also the headquarters for North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Winwick Hospital". County Asylums. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Winwick Hospital". National Archives. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Winwick Hospital Remembered... History". Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Hollins Park Hospital". North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
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