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TITLE
The MacKinnon Memorial Hospital, Skye c.1925
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_032
PLACENAME
Broadford
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1693
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
The MacKinnon Memorial Hospital, Skye c.1925

By 1925, with subsidised treatment, new doctors and more fully trained nurses, a significant improvement in the availability of primary healthcare had been achieved. The provision of direct grants also enabled some local hospitals, most notably the MacKinnon Memorial on Skye and the Belford, Fort William, to remain open.

The MacKinnon Memorial Hospital was the first hospital to receive a grant from the new ley established Highlands and Islands Medical Service in 1914.


This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click here to go to the start of the exhibition.


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The MacKinnon Memorial Hospital, Skye c.1925

INVERNESS: Strath

1920s

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee; Dewar Report; Dewar Committee; Dewar Centenary

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

By 1925, with subsidised treatment, new doctors and more fully trained nurses, a significant improvement in the availability of primary healthcare had been achieved. The provision of direct grants also enabled some local hospitals, most notably the MacKinnon Memorial on Skye and the Belford, Fort William, to remain open. <br /> <br /> The MacKinnon Memorial Hospital was the first hospital to receive a grant from the new ley established Highlands and Islands Medical Service in 1914.<br /> <br /> <br /> <i>This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click <a href=http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/set/show_content_page.html?category=3&set=29&qw= >here</a> to go to the start of the exhibition.</i> <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com ">Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />