Author Archive | Patrick Byrne

World Events 150 years ago…

So, what else was going on in history elsewhere?  While most of the world’s attention was indeed focused on the foundation of Belford Hospital, there were one or two other events that crept under the radar.  Here, we strive to bring them to your notice and give them the recognition that they deserve, however much […]

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Belford 50:150

150th anniversary, commemorative conference & birthday party! Come and help us mark these historic milestones.   Belford Hospital, Fort William (known locally as “The Belford”), is one of six Rural General Hospitals in Scotland.  It was founded in 1863 by Andrew Belford, a local solicitor and wealthy landowner.   Prior to this, healthcare provision in […]

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Generalism is our specialism

If you admit unselected patients on-call, this is the MUST attend international conference of 2015. Belford Hospital in Fort William (“The Belford”) is a very small hospital. We have 34 acute beds and 8 day-case beds. There is an Accident and Emergency department that  sees approximately >11000 patients a year – because of the hospitals […]

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Something for everyone!

Fort William caters for your whole family.  They may enjoy themselves a little too much! Lochaber (the surrounding area) is considered to be the outdoor capital of the UK. Year round there are multiple sporting events (many providing work for our A&E department) e.g. the world championship downhill mountain bike races etc….. To describe all […]

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Cookie Monster!

What’s this…

We couldn’t resist the obvious link between using cookies and everybody’s favourite monster – Cookie Monster!  This is our way of introducing or announcing our cookie policy for our website.   Om-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom…

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