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Report - Bangour Village Hospital, West Lothian - April 2016

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by paulpowers, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. paulpowers

    paulpowers Massive Member
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    I've been working in Scotland for a couple of days but with the rain and the snow I wasn't able to go into any drains so I headed into this hospital on the way back

    It's like a tourist hot spot with the number of dog walkers wandering around, security drove past me a few times and didn't even look twice in my direction :D

    Bangour Village Hospital was a psychiatric hospital located west of Dechmont in West Lothian, Scotland. It was officially opened in October 1906 (under the name Edinburgh District Asylum), over two years after the first patients were admitted in June 1904. In 1918 Bangour General Hospital was created in the grounds, but the hospital began winding down in 1989 with services being transferred to the newly built St. John's Hospital in the Howden area of Livingston. The final ward at Bangour eventually closed in 2004.

    The hospital was modelled on the example of the Alt-Scherbitz asylum of the 1870s, at Schkeuditz, Germany, and represents one of the first village-plan psychiatric hospitals in Scotland. The Bangour institution comprised individual villas which would house approximately 30 patients each. The village also incorporated its own railway connection, a farm, bakery, workshops, recreation hall, school, shop, library and, latterly, a multi-denominational church.

    The hospital was requisitioned by the War Office during both wars when it became the "Edinburgh War Hospital" and "The Scottish Emergency Medical Hospital", reverting to a psychiatric hospital between the wars and after 1945.

    The number of patients rose to over 3,000 in 1918. Temporary marquees and prefabricated huts were erected to cope with the demand for bed space, for both patients and staff. This led to the creation of Bangour General Hospital in the surrounding grounds, which was to become a world leader in many medical fields, in particular its esteemed burns and plastic surgery unit which was established in 1940



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  2. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Not a bad derp mate ,atleast your spending your lunch breaks exploring :D
     
  3. DirtyJigsaw

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    Some nice shots there mate. Nicely done, shame you couldn't do any drains tho
     
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