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Report - Cottage Hospital - Pershore, Worcestershire - June 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Thebluegeek, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Thebluegeek

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    In January 1893 the hospital was built at a cost of £1,141.
    On 14th November 1895, it was officially opened by Lady Coventry and contained 2 beds and a cot. The cot was given by Mrs Allen. It was not intended for infections or midwifery cases. By 1905, there were 8 beds.
    In 1895 Cottage Hospital Opened by Lady Coventry containing 2 beds and a Cot
    In 1901, there were 58 surgical and 16 medical cases and the average stay was 24 days.
    By 1905 there were 8 beds
    In 1931 15 motor accident cases were classified separately for the first time.
    In 1937 a new wing containing an operating theatre, rooms for anaesthetics, sterilising and x-ray apparatus was opened thanks to a gift of £2000 from Mr W A Salisbury.
    In 1947 the number of patients was 840 and the average stay was 4 days. Of these cases, 302 were classified as accidents and there were 127 X-rays.

    The last report of the Hospital Committee to subscribers and Governors was presented in 1947. From July 1948 the hospital became part of the National Health Service.

    Pershore Cottage Hospital still flourished over the years thanks mainly to the Friends of the Cottage Hospital Association.
    On 11th September 1976, a new ward was opened at the hospital. A modern addition was the Physio Therapy Department.

    In June 2002, the Minor Injuries Unit was closed and was reported to be due to the long term illness of 2 members of staff. Despite fierce local objection, it never re-opened.

    In January 2003, the South Worcestershire Primary Care Trust announced a deficit of 5.2 million pounds which they looked to partly fund by closing Pershore Cottage Hospital and selling the land for housing. One option they offered was to put a new hospital into the ground floor of the newly built Heathlands Nursing home, therefore losing 28 much-needed residential care beds including the 8 bed dementia unit. The "compromise" reached was to build a new health centre and hospital in the car park of the Civic Centre. This opened in December 2006.

    More details of the history can be found HERE

    Set in .64 aches of land, you can buy this property for £650,000 , oddly the Estate agent doesn't list interior photos! It was a good explore and nice to have done as I'm a bit of a peeling paint and grime fan but the building offers nothing more really.

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  2. ZerO81

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    Re: Cottage Hospital - June 2014

    Some nice shots there, looks like an interesting place.

    You need to format the title correctly though with the full site name and location :thumb
     
  3. Thebluegeek

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    Re: Cottage Hospital - June 2014

    Amended :) ... I also forget to put tags against it but don't think I can add them now.
    Thank you , it was interesting bit of a shame it's been left to get so bad though, all the local people have nothing but fond stories of the place.
     
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    Totally forgot this place existed, tried it ages ago but couldn't find a way inside!
     
  5. Will Knot

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    Great report there, thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
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