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 Belford Hospital 

Belford Hospital 
Belford Road 
Fort William 
PH33 6BS 
North and West Highland 
01397 702481 

Belford HospitalBelford Hospital





Situated in Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, the Belford has an established reputation in the management of trauma, particularly from mountain accidents, but also undertakes a variety of appropriate elective major surgery. This is supported by a well-equipped HDU and comprehensive radiographic/radiological service including on-site ultrasound and CT.   The Belford has also been at the forefront of developing the concept of a Rural General Hospital, with Managed Clinical Networks with surgical colleagues in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, and Glasgow teaching hospitals. These have been enhanced by new teleconference facilities enabling participation in educational and multi-disciplinary meetings.  Close involvement with the busy Accident and Emergency Department, which receives over 9000 new attendances per year, is also necessary.  The development of training in remote and rural practices for hospital doctors, students and general practitioners is an important and stimulating part of the working within the Belford.


  • 24 hour Nursing cover
  • 24 hour A&E service
  • 24 Hour Laboratory Service
  • 24 hour on site Medical cover
  • 24 hour on site Surgical cover
  • 24 hour Radiography cover
  • 24 Hour Theatre cover
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Service
  • Cardiology Service
  • Chemotherapy service
  • Community Dental Service
  • Day Case Unit
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound service
  • Dietetics Service
  • Integrated Midwifery service
  • Local Fracture Clinic
  • McMillan Nursing Service
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Out of Hours Service
  • Palliative Care
  • Pharmacy Service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Rehabilitation Ward
  • Speech & Language Therapy
Associated Services

Services Provided by Belford Hospital:

  • Injection Clinic
  • Pain Clinic

Visiting Services Provided by Raigmore Hospital:

  • Audiology Clinics
  • Chest Clinic
  • Colorectal Clinic
  • Colorectal Nurse Specialist
  • Dermatology Clinics
  • Diabetic Nurse Clinics
  • ENT Clinics
  • Eye Clinics
  • General Medical Clinics
  • Gynaecology Clinics
  • Haematology Clinic
  • Highland Sexual Health Clinic
  • Injection Clinic
  • Obstetric Clinics
  • Oncology Clinics
  • Orthopaedic Clinics
  • Orthoptic Clinics
  • Orthotics Clinics
  • Pacemaker Clinic
  • Paediatric Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Clinics
  • Renal Clinic
  • Rheumatology Clinic
  • Sleep Apnoea Clinic
  • Vascular Clinic

Family Planning Clinic – Service provided by Local GP


Visiting Times

Belford Hospital

2pm to 5pm   
6pm to 8pm 

Getting HereThere is some limited parking in the Hospital.  It is possible to pick up and drop off and there are some disabled parking places, therefore where possible we would ask that visitors use the public car park across the road.

By Car (from Glasgow):

Continue on the A82 till the first roundabout in town take the second exit (A82), at the next roundabout take the second exit (A82). In approx 100 yds on the left take the slip road turn right at the bottom and first right again. Once parked in the car park the Hospital is across the road.

By Car (from Inverness):

Continue on the A82 till the first roundabout take the third exit (A82) At the next roundabout take the third exit. In approx 100 yds on the left take the slip road turn right at the bottom and first right again.  Once parked in the car park the Hospital is across the road.

By Train:

On leaving the train station at the main exit, turn left; at the end of the Train Station building you will see the main road and the Hospital is on the other side of the road.

By Bus:

Walk back to the train Station and round the building (to the right) at the end of the building you will be able to see the main road and on the other side the Hospital.

Reducing the risk of infections Staff will display/provide information and advice about infection control precautions such as how to care for personal laundry, hand hygiene, symptoms and what to do if you have an infection. Please ask staff for advice
Alcohol hand hygiene gel for patient and visitor use is located near wash basins and at the entrance to all wards and departments
Visitors with colds or recently in contact with infectious diseases please postpone visiting
Always ask ward staff before visiting any patient in a single room
Health Protection Scotland produces patient information fact sheets which you can access before admission at