Hospitals & Medical

Derelict Medical School

Yes, this was rather special to me as believe it or not, it was where I was trained. Couldn’t believe it when I found it like this. This place holds a lot of fond and important memories. I even found exam papers in the tunnels from my time there. I could have found my own exam papers (and thus changing my marks). Lots of specimens simply lying around. Also got up the tower which offers amazing views across the most pretty part of the Thames.

Derelict Mortuary

Had to buy a tree at a nursery nearby. Given I just had my new lens delivered, I thought it would be rude not to try it out in this convenient little popular spot.
Visited alone, which always makes for a more heightened experience as I am bit of a nervous one.
I'm always fascinated with the medical stuff. So much has gone on in places like this and mixing the historical emotion of these places with the decay and current isolation, they are full of atmosphere.
This is a pelasant little building that is great for a 30min wander and it is full of light making it a real pleasure to photo.
History:
Originally St. Peter’s Hospital was built to serve casualties of the Second World War. The mortuary was built in the 1940's on the edge of the site.
This mortuary was shut down in April 2009 and moved to the new building which is central to the main hospital

Putney Hospital For The Disabled

Apocalypse levels of destruction and decay here with only a few remnants of its past function visible. Amazing to see ward diaries from the 80s lying around. Mr security was hot on my heels here, but I was able to keep piles of rubble between me and his minces at all times…..

Reeking TB Hospital

Set in a lovely rural location, this is one place I think really does need to be demolished.
Smell the TB aroma in HD and from different angles here

Derelict Animal Research Facility

Here are some photos I discovered I hadn’t sorted on a revisit to this animal research facility. Another one sadly since bulldozed.
This was a very interesting place. The main lab area was claustrophobic and secretive. Frosted glass blocks to stop prying eyes seeing the experiments going on inside.
I’ve included here a couple of pieces of research work done here, including submerging dogs into icey water to see how long they lasted and stopping dogs hearts and seeing if they could use a mechanical external heart. All interesting but somewhat gruesome reading. There is also a resident monkey who had a tattoo put on his head. This was a picture taken by animal rights protesters who invaded the joint at one point. This place had a lot of atmosphere.

Then there were the wierd rooms filled with random stuff, some musem stuff and then a large collection of personal belongings, it was a bizarre find in a place like this.
Then there is the old manor house. This was again rather contrasting to the whole purpose of the place.

I really enjoyed exploring this place and am sad that it is gone.

Derelict MOD Hospital

Down in the fresh sea air rots this hospital, with quite a few relics left behind. Sadly couldn’t get into the padded cell room of the psychiatric block-I’ll probably have to go back!

Military Maternity Hospital

Not really sure why, but this place is guarded by real Ghurka soldiers. I nearly got too close to one and his dog. Peelage was extreme and beautiful here and the 3 boundary fences were worth tackling to get inside. The three bleeding green doors was the highlight