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Leanchoil Hospital - Forres

92 St Leonards Road
IV36 2RF
Telephone: 01309 678523
Fax No:  01309 673935

Leanchoil Hospital was built in 1892 to serve the population of Forres and the surrounding area.  It is supported by the General Practitioners from the local GP Practices - Forres Health Centre and Castlehill Health Centre. 

The hospital has 9 beds providing medical care, rehabilitation, assessment, palliative/terminal care, convalescence and respite care. The beds are in 4 bedded rooms divided into male and female wards, and there is 1 single palliative care suite. There is also a minor injuries service.

Leanchoil hospital has an out patient clinic suite and hosts a number of clinics including:

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Diabetes (nurse led)
  • Smoking Cessation (nurse led)
  • Chronic Dressings (nurse led)
  • Ante/Post natal (midwife led)
  • Falls prevention (physiotherapy led)

Other Services available within the hospital include:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • X-ray

The community district nursing team for the Forres area are based at Leanchoil Hospital. In addition, the local care manager and social services team is based at the hospital. Mental health services have an out reach service based on site, and the local Quarriers Epilepsy Worker has an office on site.

Visiting times

Visiting times are flexible to suit your needs and the needs of your family and carers.

You may not always feel like having visitors.  It is often helpful for your family and friends to plan their visits in such a way that you have regular visitors, depending on how well you are feeling.

For more information on visiting see our booklet:

Link opens in new window'Welcome ... person centred care and visiting within NHS Grampian' (pdf)

A copy may have been sent to you or copies are available in the ward.  You can also speak to staff if you have any questions relating to visiting your family member or friend.

Unauthorised photography, filming or recording

No one is allowed to make unauthorised photos, video or audio recordings in NHS Grampian buildings and grounds, particularly if they feature other patients, staff, carers, or visitors.  This is to respect the privacy and dignity of individuals using our services and also our staff.