Practice History

Practice History

The practice was first established at the Student Health Centre on 1st August 1994 with the support of the Liverpool Health Authority and the University of Liverpool. In September 1995 we started to provide care to local residents from the refurbished old Royal Infirmary

The Old Royal Infirmary was originally opened in September 1824 to serve the residents of Liverpool. designed by Alfred Waterhouse. The infirmary was closed and replaced by the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the 1970’s. The refurbishment has meant that Liverpool residents can once again seek medical care from this splendid building.

In 2005 we were awarded the contract for the Great Charlotte Street Practice, which then re-located to new purpose built primary care premises in Ropewalks.

Ropewalks is a unique area of Liverpool city centre, with its concentration of 19th century warehouses and merchants’ houses.

The name Ropewalks comes from when many of the area’s long straight streets were used to spin and twist the vast quantity of rope required to serve the shipping industry in the 18th century. The area is close to Paradise Street bus station and is just a few minutes walk from Liverpool Central train station.

In Novermber 2013 Brownlow Health was given the ‘Practice of the Year Award’ at the GP awards in London, and we will continue to strive for excellence with the aim of improving patient care.

Contact Details

Brownlow General Practice
Tel: 0151 285 4578

Student Health Centre
Tel: 0151 285 4578

Ropewalks Surgery
Tel: 0151 285 4578

SHAC (Student Health Advice Centre)
(University of Liverpool students. Term time only)
Tel: 0151 285 4784

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