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A hospital is an institution for health care providing patient treatment by specialized staff and equipment, and often but not always providing for longer-term patient stays.

Bron Y Garth Hospital, Penrhyndeudraeth

Bron Y Garth Hosptial was based on the original Festinog Workhouse that opened around 1838.  The victroian vagrants ward was added to the original buildings and included space for six working/living cells. The workers would sleep on a metal wire bed with no matress. The work cells were used for …

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Harperbury Hospital, Radlett

Harperbury Hospital was a former mental health and learning disailbities hospital built on the remains of world war 1 hangers.  A large part of the hospital was closed in 2001 and those bulidings have rapidly deteriated over the years. I visited most recently in 2013 but since then a new …

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Haslar Hospital, Gosport

Founded in the reign of King George 1st, the Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire, was one of several hospitals serving the Portsmouth Urban Area, but had previously been the country’s foremost – and ultimately last – military hospital. Its military status was withdrawn in 2007, and those military personnel …

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St Peter’s Mortuary, Chertsey

Built as part of the original St Peter’s hospital it served to deal with causalities during the second world war. Built at the rear edge of the site in the 1940’s it remained in use till April 2009 after a new, bigger, mortuary was built as part of a major …

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Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Frenchay Hospital was a former A&E hospital in North Bristol that closed in May of this year after the creation of the new ‘Super Hospital’ at Southmead.  During the construction of Southmead’s new ‘Brunel Building’ it was the main A&E hospital for  the North Bristol Health Trust. The hospital, situated …

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Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby

Derby Royal Infirmary

Built in 1810 on land formerly part of Derby’s Castlefield estate the Derby Royal Infirmary served the local area until 2009 when the majority of the services were transferred to the new Derby Royal ‘Super’ Hospital. The additional buildings added over the last 100 years have created a somewhat mismatch …

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Harperbury Hospital, Radlett

Harperbury was built as a specialised Mental Health/Learning Disability hospital built from the remains of hangers used in the first world war. It is now known as Kingsley Green The sites layout resembles that of a colony plan typically associated with some of the later asylums/mental care’. At it’s height …

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Bristol General Hospital, Bristol

The history of Bristol General dates back to 1832.  The lack of any health care in the growing industrial areas of Bedminster and Redclife became a concern of a local group of quakers. The Bristol General Hospital in its first incarnation, based on guinea street, provided treatment only to locals …

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Ystrad Mynach Hospital, Gwent

Ystrad Mynach Hospital closed in late 2011 to make way for the new £172m Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr hospital on the other side of the road.  Several of the areas local hospitals closed to make way for a state of the art 250 bed hospital aimed at triggering a major change …

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Barrow Hospital, Bristol (35mm)

To start off 2012 a trip to the local, the old favourite.  It’s been a while, 18 months or more since I last visited and nearly 4 years since the first visit.  I’ve documented just about every square inch of the site so today it was time for something different. …

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