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Report - 29 Nov 2015 - Brunel Lodge

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by ipplepen, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. ipplepen

    ipplepen 28DL Full Member
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    My first posting of a visit. This is an old psychiatric unit located in Devon. Looks as if it was vacated without much care at all. Very much open and easy to access. Be discrete though else security will no doubt remove you from site. I think the hospital has been closed for 3 or 4 years.

    Signage clearly states keep out.

    Ivy Croft

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    A day room

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    Nurses office
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    Bath time
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    Keeping you out
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    Last poster on the board
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    Nursing station
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    Ready for Xmas
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    Not the first!
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  2. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Mmmm where to start ?

    You need to add some History of the place in the report. As per all the other reports on the Forum.

    Also we don"t do the over processed/surreal/eyes bleeding pics that some Forums accept .....but you wouldn"t know that bit yet ;)

    Apart from that well done & get yourself introduced in the "New Members" section
     
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    Urbexbandoned 28DL Regular User
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    My eyes do hurt a little. You have no reason to do that to your pics, they would be OK without the HDR.
    Nice little find though :thumb
     
  4. ipplepen

    ipplepen 28DL Full Member
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    Cruel lot. Got the message.
     
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  5. The Queen

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    No Trolling here please.
    Hi @ipplepen, Welcome to the forum- as has been said, HDR/ overly processed pics do not really go down well on this forum- we would much rather see your photos true to life. Good effort on getting out there though, I look forward to seeing what else you get up to :thumb
     
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    Aaaaaaaaaaahh!
     
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    Great start and well done for getting out their, my fav shot is the graffiti, proper old school style pity it's not finished….get back out there and come back with more reports..drop the HDR too, most people here hate it.
     
  8. ipplepen

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    Thanks for all the very helpful comments. For the sake of balance here is some more:

    Situation: " HEALTH bosses have confirmed that an under-threat mental health unit in Newton Abbot will close. Devon Partnership NHS Trust has announced the 16-bed Brunel Lodge, in Old Totnes Road, will close on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 with patients and staff transferring to Torbay Hospital's Beech unit following a £1.5million refurbishment. The trust says Brunel Lodge is no longer fit for purpose and the state-of-the-art Beech unit will provide the highest standards of care for those with dementia and mental health problems. The future of the inpatient unit, built on the site of the old Wolborough Street hospital, has been under the microscope since 2004".

    Background: Brunel Lodge was a small scale old style hospital that provided inpatient care for the elderly and people with a severe learning disability. It's closure came shortly after a damning report by the CQC into the design and layout or the property and the lack of reassurance that care could be delivered to male and female patients in separate area. At time of closure it was run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

    Assessment: Entry to the site is easy with a simple hope required over a low stone to gain entry to the site. It is immediately apparent that others have visited before you. There is significant evidence of vandalism and removal and abandonment of equipment. The hospital is made of four separate units with one property appearing to be significantly older that the rest (circa 1920's?). Majority of windows are boarded and the interior is extremely dark.

    Recommendations: Worth a visit if you enjoy decay, rubbish and vandalism. Some medical equipment left in place but most items of interest have been removed. Caution required as floors missing in places creating significant hazards.

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    This is the day room - graffiti and wall paper details further on


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    Last resident took on last look out of the window?


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    Major bathing contraption - 1970's spa bath I think!



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    Improved lighting

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    Not the nicest language

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    The nursing station - hope the residents did not do this!


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    An Occupational therapy project I think

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    The old house

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    A welcoming message!



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    Old skool


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    First aid and washing

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    A game left unplayed.

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    Mould in another sitting area

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    You can't knock a good man down...
     
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  9. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Some would say less (processing) is more ;)

    Look forward to report No 2 or it that No3 :thumb
     
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  10. softhammerstudios

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    is this still here as of 2016
     
  11. HollyCPhoto

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    Dude some of these images are alright but knock down the clarity all it does is make your images that are alright look crappy and cheap :) looks like a good place though!
     
  12. iitsalex98

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    this place is no longer standing, went there last weekend to take some photos and all thats left is the foundations
     
  13. Xplor33

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    Yeah fully demolished now
     
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