Located on Great Victoria Street, near Shaftsbury Square, this building was originally constructed as the Belfast Ophthalmic Institution in the 1860s.
The building was designed in the gothic style by architect William Joseph Barre for Lady Johnson, in memory of her father Mr Thomas Hughes.
The hospital opened on 1st January 1868.
After the Second World War, the Institution relocated to the Royal Victoria Hospital and the hospital was administered by the Northern Ireland Hospitals Authority. In 1969, it was renamed ‘Shaftsbury Square Hospital’.
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust closed the building in 2010 and later sold the building.
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