PopulationNot applicable CountryScotland Post townABERDEEN Dialling code01224 Lieutenancy areaAberdeenshire UK parliament constituencyAberdeen North
OS grid referenceNJ917070 Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom Postcode districtAB25, AB16 Council areaAberdeen Scottish parliamentAberdeen Central
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Foresterhill is an area in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is the site of the city's main hospitals (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital), as well as the medical school and medical science departments of the University of Aberdeen. It is the largest hospital complex in Europe.
Foresterhill is situated at the highest point in the city, a site identified by Professor Matthew Hay in 1900. He had the vision of an integrated medical campus, with a combined hospital and medical school for the City of Aberdeen.
The site has its own helicopter landing site due to the hospitals' roles as tertiary hospitals for the North of Scotland and the rurality of Grampian as a catchment area, plus this is the primary emergency hospital for the offshore industries.
Hospitals at Foresterhill
Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
Notable university buildings
Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Institute of Medical Sciences
Polwarth Building — main building of Aberdeen Medical School
Suttie Centre — Teaching & Learning Centre
From 2015, it will also be the site of the new Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health building which is currently under construction.
Blood Transfusion Centre — run by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service