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 Nairn Town And County Hospital 

Nairn Town And County Hospital 
Cawdor Road 
IV12 5EE 
South and Mid Highland 
01667 452101 

Nairn Town And County Hospital


GP run, Local Community Hospital serving the Nairn and Ardersier Locality.  Houses 19 Inpatient beds, an A&E Department, and Physiotherapy and X Ray/Ultrasound facilities.  The Out of Hours Primary Care Centre is also based at the Hospital.



Community Hospital beds which are managed by the GPs working out of the Lodgehill Clinic, Nairn, and Ardersier Medical Practice.

The beds are utilised for those patients who require more intensive medical input than can be provided in their own home, but who do not require to be admitted to the DGH (Raigmore Hospital in Inverness).

In addition care is provided for patients who have been treated in the DGH, are ready for discharge, but who still require some form of medical support before returning to their own home,

Services include intense rehabilitation for patients provided by a team of healthcare professionals including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Social Work Care Assessors/Managers

In addition to rehabilitation, the Hospital provides palliative care for those patients with a terminal illness who are no longer able to be treated at home.

Accident and Emergency and Minor Surgery services are also available at the Hospital.

The Hospital also hosts the GMS Out of Hours service for the Nairn and Ardersier Locality.  This includes Nurse triage followed up with the most appropriate care for the patient, from the most appropriate healthcare professional.  The doctor component is provided by the GPs from both Lodgehill Clinic and Ardersier Medical Practice on a rota basis.  When on call, the Duty Doctor also covers the Inpatients at the Hospital and The A&E Department.


Associated Services

Visiting Consultants from Raigmore Hospital and New Craigs hold Out patient Clinics at the Hospital on a regular basis.

  • Day Hospital - 2 days per week
  • Dementia Day Care – 2 days per week
  • Out Patient Physiotherapy
  • Out Patient Occupational Therapy
  • Out Patient Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stroke Services
  • Methadone Clinics
  • Dental Services
  • Alcohol Detox
  • Self Help Workers For Depression
  • Intermediate Care Team
  • Midwifery Services
  • District Nurse Base


Visiting TimesVisiting is 2-4.30pm & 6-8pm (but is also very flexible around these hours).


Getting Here

Approaching Nairn from Aberdeen on the A96 travel through the town (Bridge Street/St. Ninian's Road/King Street/Academy Street) until you see the Old Parish Church on your right. Opposite the church is Wellington Road, which you should turn into.  Go right to the bottom of this road and then turn right into Cawdor Road – you will see the Hospital on your Right.

If approaching Nairn from the Inverness side, travel through the town (Inverness Road/Academy Street) until you see the Old Parish Church on your left. Then proceed as above.

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