Why is there a women’s only hospital in Liverpool?

The origins of the Women’s Hospital lies over two hundred years ago, when a group of Liverpool ladies set up a charity providing maternal health care in people’s homes in 1796, although this was only for “reputable married women and widows.”

When was Liverpool women’s hospital built?

We are not closing. We want to build a new state of the art Liverpool Women’s Hospital in the future to provide even better care to our patients.

Why are there women’s hospitals but not men’s?

The nature of the women’s hospital makes women not only feel safer but to actually be safer from male aggression. Pregnancy is one of the known danger points for male domestic violence. Giving birth or having gynaecological procedures can trigger trauma beyond the physical.

What are women’s hospitals for?

Women’s hospital: A hospital for the exclusive use of women. The first hospital called by that name was the Woman’s Hospital of New York City. It opened in 1855. The hospital was founded by the Woman’s Hospital Assn., a group of 30 women who held that there women needed a hospital to care exclusively for them.

What has happened at Liverpool women’s Hospital?

On 14 November 2021, a taxi carrying a passenger arrived at the main entrance of Liverpool Women’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. An improvised explosive device carried by the passenger ignited, killing him and injuring the driver. The police later declared it to be a terrorist incident.

What do they do at Liverpool women’s Hospital?

In Gynaecology, we take care of women with the many varied conditions associated with the female reproductive system and are a renowned centre for Gynaecology Oncology and our Genetics team supports families with the diagnosis and counselling of genetic conditions.

Who opened Liverpool women’s Hospital?

The Duchess of York opened the new building of The Women’s Hospital (formerly known as the Liverpool and Samaritan Hospital for Women) on Catharine Street.

When did Liverpool maternity hospital close?

After services transferred to the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, the Liverpool Maternity Hospital closed in November 1995 and has since been converted into student accommodation.

Is Mill Road hospital Liverpool still standing?

In November 1993 the main part of the hospital was closed. Eventually the hospital was replaced by a larger maternity hospital in Toxteth, which opened in 1995. This new hospital is called “Liverpool Women’s Hospital”.

When did Mill Road hospital Liverpool close?

In November 1993 the main part of the hospital was closed. Eventually the hospital was replaced by a larger maternity hospital in Toxteth, which opened in 1995. This new hospital is called “Liverpool Women’s Hospital”.


  1. https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/how-liverpool-ended-up-only-19141401
  2. https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/news/a-message-from-liverpool-womens-medical-director-we-are-not-closing/
  3. https://saveliverpoolwomenshospital.com/2016/09/05/why-we-need-a-womens-hospital/
  4. https://www.medicinenet.com/womens_hospital/definition.htm
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Women%27s_Hospital_bombing
  6. https://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=722
  7. https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/about-us/our-history/
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Maternity_Hospital
  9. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/f999d030-8152-4712-9e78-05825791ed31
  10. https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=2651

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