Leeds General Infirmary :: Shared Description

A major teaching hospital situated on the western edge of Leeds City Centre, the LGI (as it is locally known) boasts that it has been "saving lives for 250 years". Its origins are in an Infirmary “for the relief of the sick and hurt poor within the parish of Leeds” in a private house in Kirkgate in 1767. It was soon replaced with a purpose-built hospital opened in 1771 close to City Square, which in turn was replaced by the present main building on Great George Street, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and opened in 1863. The hospital has expanded several times since, including the Brotherton Wing in 1940 and the Jubilee Wing in 1998. The Seacroft Hospital opened in 1904 to the east of the city and is now part of the same NHS trust.
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by Stephen Craven
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SE2934 : Calverley Street by Gerald England
SE2934 : Chimneys at Leeds University by Stephen Craven
SE2933 : Leeds General Infirmary, main entrance block by Alan Murray-Rust
SE2934 : Leeds General Infirmary, west wing south end by Alan Murray-Rust
SE2933 : Leeds General Infirmary by Alan Murray-Rust
SE2933 : Leeds General Infirmary, entrance gateway by Alan Murray-Rust
SE2933 : Hearing and Balance Centre, Portland Street, Leeds by Stephen Craven
SE2933 : Back Oxford Place, Leeds by Stephen Craven

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Created: Sat, 13 Aug 2016, Updated: Sat, 13 Aug 2016

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