Opened in 1998, this is a quiet hospital within attractive landscaped gardens which provide a peaceful setting.
Formerly a hospital for children with tuberculosis, opened in 1930, it was originally surrounded by green farmland and became known for its beautiful grounds and location. It was later turned into a general hospital in 1958 and was eventually closed and redeveloped in the 1990s.
Mearnskirk House incorporates a Peter Pan theme to commemorate the history of the hospital, which included small statues of children’s figures introduced by the first superintendent, Dr John A Wilson. A bronze Peter Pan statue, in memory of Dr Wilson, still stands in the hospital grounds and the theme continues in the mosaic at the entrance to Mearnskirk House and the plaques inside.
Mearnskirk House was built and is managed by Walker Healthcare. All care services are provided by the NHS and specialist support is provided by Sodexo.
What people say
Here are just some of the comments people have made in letters of thanks to the hospital:
Many thanks for the wonderful care and attention Dad received from you all. Also for the kindness shown to myself when I visited. With heartfelt thanks.
Thank you so very much for the wonderful, gentle and professional nursing care given to my mother throughout her stay (2 years 9 months) in Mearnskirk House. She was so fortunate (as we were) that she was offered a place at Mearnskirk House where here final years were made so pleasant. You are a wonderful team, and we very much appreciate all you did for our mother.
There are not enough words I can express to thank you all for what you done for my mum, you all made the last months of her life wonderful with all her care and attention that was given to her, but not just her, but the kindness you all showed me too. I will never forget the kindness. With love and thanks.