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Report - Altrincham General Hospital, Trafford - October 2016

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by BrainL, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Explore
    Having heard lots of people saying this wasn't worth looking at and was almost all gone I wasn't sure whether to go but with it being a local one thought why not!

    Glad we did as there is still lots left and we found some maps in the builders office and there is no more than I'd say about 15-20% demolished so far, well worth a visit if you're in the area I'd say.

    The History
    Altrincham’s hospital services began in 1853 when Lloyd’s Fever Hospital was built. By 1860 the hospital was making a vital contribution to improving access to health care for local residents. A Provident Dispensary was opened in 1861. Subscribers of a weekly sum could be treated at the hospital when necessary. The population of Altrincham was growing and in 1870, the management of Lloyds Fever Hospital and Provident Dispensary was handed over to the new Altrincham Provident Dispensary and Hospital, marking the establishment of what would become Altrincham General Hospital.

    Lloyds Fever Hospital closed in 1911. The building was pulled down and the site turned into a children’s playground. As the threat of the First World War emerged the local Red Cross Society asked the hospital for permission to train volunteer nurses on its wards. It was agreed that two nurses would be trained at a time if they provided their own uniforms.

    On 10th August 1914, six days after the declaration of war the hospital sent a telegram to the War Office offering the use of a ward of 16 beds for wounded soldiers. By November the ward was in full use. The hospital continued to provide healthcare after the outbreak of World War II with beds reserved for expected air-raid casualties. An air raid shelter was built in the hospital basement. On 5th July 1948, the NHS was established and Altrincham General became the headquarters for the new North and Mid-Cheshire Management Committee. In the current day, Altrincham General provides a minor injuries unit, a range of out-patient clinics, physiotherapy, X-ray, and blood test services to the local population.

    Work recently began on a new £17 million state-of-the-art hospital development in Altrincham town centre. The four-story development will provide modern, high quality facilities for existing services, as well as additional services for local people. The new hospital is expected to open to the public by early 2015.

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  2. Andrejuan

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    Well worth a go, plenty left.
    And.... I can read all that opticians chart so saved me an eye test fee :thumb
     
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    Yes deffo looks worth a visit.
     
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    Splendid report mate…i need to get my arse in gear and see this ASAP..
     
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    Dropped you an email about this tonight mate :)
     
  6. Esoteric Eric

    Esoteric Eric 28DL Regular User
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    I've liked the look of this every time I've seen it pop up.
     
  7. Alyxxxx

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    I need to see this place ASAP. Nice report!
     
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  8. Will Knot

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    Great report fella :thumb Nice piccies
     
  9. Speed

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    To be fair it does look alright for a recent closure. Lots of wheels devices and old chairs
     
  10. Coolboyslim

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    Nice shots there m8ty. I deffo enjoyed this. That chair the brown leather one I'm sure it's been moved . Has a curtain thing round it now. Great shots thx for posting.
     
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