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Blackburn Royal Infirmary

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Blackburn Royal Infirmary
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
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The War Memorial Wing (2010)
Shown in Lancashire
LocationBlackburn, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Coordinates53°44′10″N 2°29′20″W / 53.73614°N 2.48886°W / 53.73614; -2.48886
Care systemPublic NHS
OpenedMay 1858
ClosedJuly 2006
ListsHospitals in the United Kingdom

The Blackburn Royal Infirmary was an acute District General Hospital in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was managed by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.


Although the foundation stone was laid on 24 May 1858, because of the depressed state of the local cotton industry, the Blackburn Infirmary did not open until 1864.[1] The Victoria Wing was added to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.[2] The facility became known as the Blackburn and East Lancashire Royal Infirmary from 1914.[2]

A War Memorial Wing, built to commemorate soldiers who died in the First World War, would not have been completed but for a large donation from Elma Yerburgh, Chairman of Thwaites Brewery: the wing opened in June 1928.[2] Further extensions were completed in 1965 and 1980.[1][3]

As part of a plan to rationalise acute and tertiary healthcare in the local area, most of the services transferred to the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital in July 2006, and the infirmary site was sold to Barratt Developments.[2] The War Memorial Wing was demolished in February 2015.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Blackburn Royal Infirmary". BBC. Retrieved 15 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d "Blackburn Royal Infirmary". Cotton Town. Retrieved 15 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Grimshaw, Margo (19 October 2004). "Is it time for you to confess, Tony?". Margo's Column. This is Lancashire. Retrieved 9 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Contractors begin demolishing last remaining part of former Blackburn Royal Infirmary". Lancashire Telegraph. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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