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 Lorn & Islands Hospital 

Lorn & Islands Hospital 
Glengallan Road 
PA34  4HH 
Argyll & Bute 
01631 567500 

Lorn & Islands Hospital  Lorn & Islands District General Hospital






The Hospital is located on the southern outskirts of Oban and forms a hub for both acute and community services within the area.  Purpose built in 1995 to reprovide facilities previously provided from a number of small hospitals throughout the district, the Hospital houses a full range of facilities expected in a rural general hospital.


  • Minor Injuries Unit
  • Medical
  • Chemotherapy
  • A&E
  • Surgical
  • Maternity
  • Out-patients
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Stroke
  • Day Hospital
  • X-ray
  • Allied Health Professionals

Acute facilities (theatres, Accident & Emergency, Out patients and wards) are all equipped to the latest standards, General Medicine and General Surgery services are staffed by a total of 8 resident consultants (with additional junior doctor support) including anaesthetists, whilst surgical sub-specialties e.g. Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Gynaecology are staffed by visiting consultants from Glasgow and Paisley.  In addition the Hospital caters for Palliative care and elderly patients as well as providing a midwife led midwifery service and a multi-purpose Day Hospital.

Associated Services
  • Day Case Surgery
  • Maternity Unit/beds
Clinics for Particular Specialties:
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Dermatology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecology


  • X-ray
  • Ultrasonography
  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • CT scanner
  • Barium
  • Endoscopy unit
  • High Dependency Unit, Wards
  • Community Dental Services
  • Child Health
  • Laboratory


The following clinics are run by nurses and Allied Health Professionals:

  • Podiatry
  • Audiology
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthotist


A comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic services is delivered on site, comprising a full range of radiology (including CT), a fully accredited laboratory service and a broad range of endoscopy.  The Hospital is also a base for MacMillan nursing teams.

Visiting Times

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm


Getting Here

The Hospital is well signposted off the A816 road to/from Lochgilphead on the southern outskirts of Oban, opposite the turn to the fire station.


Argyll & The Isles

Thinking of locating to Oban?  The following links provided information on Oban and the surrounding area.


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