Princess Alexandra Edinburgh, Lauriston Hospital Building, Scottish Healthcare, Location, Architect, Photo

Princess Alexandra Hospital Edinburgh

Eye Hospital building in Lauriston, Edinburgh, South East Scotland, UK, by Alison & Hutchison Architects

post updated 28 December 2021

NHS Lothian switchboard: 0131 536 1000

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Princess Alexandra Hospital
building photo © Adrian Welch, Sep 2006, with a lumix camera

Designed: Alison & Hutchison, Architects

Address: 45 Chalmers St, Lauriston, south-central Edinburgh, EH3 9HA, Scotland, United Kingdom

Phone: 0131 536 1000

Website: Princess Alexandra Hospital Edinburgh – NHS page for this property

Location: south side of Lauriston Place, at west end of the Quartermile site.

The Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion is a specialist eye treatment centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is managed by NHS Lothian. It provides ophthalmic care for Edinburgh and the Lothians, and tertiary care for South East Scotland.

The current building, which was designed by Alison & Hutchison, formed part of the first phase of the intended re-development of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and was built between 1965 and 1969. The departments at the Moray Pavilion and the Eye, Ear and Throat Infirmary were amalgamated at the new site.

The building was named the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in honour of Princess Alexandra, who officially opened the hospital on 1 October 1969.

Alison & Hutchison also designed other medical buildings in the Scottish capital, namely: Western General Hospital, Teaching and Research block (1960), Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, heart and lung theatres (1960). They also designed Leith Fort Housing (circa 1957), Woodcroft Telephone Exchange (1958), Napier Technical College (1959), Couper Street housing – Thomas Fraser Court and John Russell Court (1961), Leith Poorhouse (1960s), Gracemount Housing Estate (1961), Linksview House and other housing, Giles Street and Coltfield Lane (1962) and Housing at Cables Wynd (1963).

Princess Alexandra Hospital Services

The PAEP offers patients services including:

– Acute Referral Clinic
– Ophthalmology
– Orthoptics
– Ocular Prosthetics

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Visibility Scotland’s Patient Support Services

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