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St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford

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St Luke's Hospital is an NHS hospital in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated on Little Horton Lane to the south-west of Bradford city centre. The hospital is managed by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.[1] The main accommodation block is a grade II listed building.[2]

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History

The hospital has its origins in the Bradford Union Workhouse Infirmary which was completed in 1852.[3] During the First World War, the Bradford Board of Guardians ran the hospital as an auxiliary war hospital. Thereafter it became known as St Luke's Hospital.[4] It became the City of Bradford Municipal General Hospital in 1929 and joined the National Health Service as St. Luke's Hospital in 1948.[3]

The hospital was noted for being a pioneer in the field of chemotherapy under Professor Robert Turner and George Whyte-Watson in the 1950s.[5][6]

In 2009 a disused ward on the site was used as the fictional St Aidan's Hospital in the ITV drama, The Royal with external scenes filmed around Scarborough and Whitby in North Yorkshire.[7] One of the stars of the Royal, Natalie Anderson, was actually born at St Luke's in 1981 when the hospital had a maternity ward.[8] This and other buildings were not being used for medical practice and in 2010, were demolished due to vandalism, dry rot and asbestos.[9]

Hospital radio

St Luke's Sound is the hospital radio station serving patients and staff.[10]

Horton cricket ground

The predecessors of Bradford Bulls, Bradford FC played a number of matches on the grounds that now accommodate part of St Luke's hospital, known then as Horton cricket ground, until they were asked to move away because of damage to the pitch.[11]

St Luke's Hospital, Bradford, after partial demolition of one building
St Luke's Hospital, Bradford, after partial demolition of one building

See also

References

  1. ^ "St Luke's Hospital". www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Main block at St Luke's Hospital  (Grade II) (1430095)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "St Luke's Hospital Bradford, Bradford". National Archives. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Bradford's Military Hospitals". BradfordWW1 - Life at home in Bradford during the First World War. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ Lomax, Claire (16 June 2009). "'Fascinating' look at medical history". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Pioneers who brought new hope for breast cancer patients". The Yorkshire Post. 3 August 2005. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ "TV filming of The Royal 'postponed'". The Scarborough News. 29 January 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  8. ^ Barnett, David (26 June 2009). "How TV gets switched on by Bradford". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ Lomax, Claire (22 October 2010). "Historic St Luke Hospital buildings are demolished". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  10. ^ Lowson, Rob (6 December 2015). "Bradford hospital's radio volunteers gear up for 30-hour music marathon". Keighley News. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Archaeologist uncovers rich history at Bradford's lost football ground". The Guardian. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2018.

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