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Glen O' Dee Hospital
is situated in the west end of Banchory
Banchory is a burgh or town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, lying approximately 18 miles west of Aberdeen, near where the Feugh River meets the River Dee.- Overview :...
, Aberdeenshire. The hospital provides services for the population of Royal Deeside supported by the General Practitioners from the local GP practices.
The original building was built in 1900 and started its life as Nordrach on Dee Hospital, a sanctuary for tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB is a common, and in many cases lethal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body...
patients. When TB
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died down it served as a luxury hotel (when it became "Glen O' Dee"), but was taken over during the war to serve as a billet for troops.
It reprised its role in contagious diseases when the typhoid epidemic hit nearby Aberdeen
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in the 1960s, but its last use was as a residential home for the elderly. The original building closed in 1998, when a new purpose built building was built on the same site.
The original building has been featured on the BBC
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programme, but it has sat empty and deteriorating since 1998.