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Report - East Fortune Hospital, East Lothian - August 2013

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by gcat, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. gcat

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    First report, so hoping this is all OK! Visited back in August last year with Fake Snowman and two others.

    East Fortune hospital originally opened in 1922 as a tuberculosis sanatorium, next to the well known East Fortune air field. However the number of patients fell after the second world war, and the hospital later became a psychiatric facility instead. It closed in 1997 and the buildings have lain unused ever since.

    The hospital consists of a number of single storey brick buildings that once housed the wards, all built to a standard pattern. At the centre is a rambling main block with kitchens, and there are also other buildings on site including a boiler house and an ambulance garage. From the outside they are mostly not particularly exciting, but there's quite a lot to see inside and we spent a very enjoyable few hours looking around.

    Terrace outside one of the ward buildings:

    Corridor in the first building we got into:

    Old furniture:

    In the kitchen:

    Cold storage room:

    All the mattresses seemed to have been left in this one room:

    Pipework in the boiler house:

    Ward room with peeling paint and curtain rails:

    Old hospital trolley:

    Recreation room next to the boiler house:

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