Me and my good lady hope to venture to east Fortune Hospital this weekend for a root about.
In 1922, several buildings and an area of land were used to create East Fortune Hospital. This served as atuberculosissanatorium for the south east region of Scotland until the onset ofWorld War II. The airfield was then brought back into service asRAF East Fortune, initially a training base, and the hospital patients were transferred to Bangour Hospital inWest Lothian. The hospital re-opened after the war, but by 1956, as the number of tuberculosis patients began to fall, the hospital changed its function to house the mentally handicapped. In 1997, the hospital closed down, and its patients were transferred toRoodlands HospitalinHaddington