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Population  Not applicable
Country  Scotland
Post town  ABERDEEN
Dialling code  01224
Lieutenancy area  Aberdeenshire
UK parliament constituency  Aberdeen North
OS grid reference  NJ917070
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Postcode district  AB25, AB16
Council area  Aberdeen
Scottish parliament  Aberdeen 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.


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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.

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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.

Foresterhill NHS Grampian Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Foresterhill

Hospitals at Foresterhill

  • Aberdeen Maternity Hospital
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
  • Notable university buildings

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  • Institute of Applied Health Sciences
  • Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Medico-Chirurgical Hall
  • Polwarth Building — main building of Aberdeen Medical School
  • Suttie Centre — Teaching & Learning Centre

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    From 2015, it will also be the site of the new Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health building which is currently under construction.

    Other buildings

  • Blood Transfusion Centre — run by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
  • Central Stores Complex
  • Foresterhill Health Centre
  • National Hyperbaric Centre

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