About Us

Our Mission Statement

The aim of The Friends of Ross Hospital is FUNDRAISING to purchase equipment FOR the wellbeing of the PATIENTS and to help make it the best possible place in which to be cared for

Historic Background
Ross Cottage Hospital and Dispensary opened in 1872 in New Street, with a female ward, a male ward, an operating theatre and a room for emergencies
Facilities were soon inadequate, and in September 1879 it moved to a new building in Gloucester Road
Extensions were added in 1887 and 1897
Its name was changed to Ross Cottage Hospital in 1940, as the dispensary had gone out of use
The hospital closed in 1997, as a new hospital had been built on the site of the old one