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Lead or Rumour info - Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Laurie Dear, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Laurie Dear

    Laurie Dear 28DL Full Member
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    Has anyone heard anything about the closure of Frenchay Hospital in Bristol? I've read it's supposed to be closed in Spring 2014 and turned into flats not long after. but as for a specific date, i have yet to find this. Wondered if anyone has found this out?
     

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  2. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Starts this May with A & E being transferred. I for one will be very sad to see it go, lived next to it my whole life. In fact I have fond memories of exploring it when I was a kid funnily enough.
     
  3. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Oh yesh. Another hospital to play with!
     
  4. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Don't worry, I will be keeping an eye on updates.
     
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    wicked! Its sad when things close, but good for us urbexers! :)
     
  6. tumbles

    tumbles Trip Hopping
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    Pretty sure it'll remain as a community hospital.
     
  7. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Hopefully, but First have already started to wind down bus services through Frenchay.
     
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    I was up there today. I have loads of pics that I will upload tomorrow
     
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    Will be interesting to see. From what I gather, some of Frenchay will be staying as a burns unit only, and the rest is moving to the new site in Southmead which opens soon.
     
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    4 of us went up to Frenchay this afternoon (Sunday), and whilst there were lots of fences and all the major entrances are locked, the fences have massive gaps in them, and many of the smaller doors are not locked.

    Most of the doors off the main corridor are locked, but some are open. The main ward block (2 floors) has one door that isn't locked and can be accessed but theres not really anything to see and is a bit of a maze - it took us a while to find the door we came in when we wanted to leave.

    After an hour or so we eventually bumped into a couple of security guards and were asked to leave.

    An FAQ of the sites redevelopment can be found below and would suggest that it is still in use by up to 500 staff. Some buildings/rooms we couldn't figure out if they were still in use or not. Its probably fair to assume that urbexing at Frenchay maybe isn't a great idea just yet.

    Frenchay Hospital Site Redevelopment | North Bristol NHS Trust
     
  11. wellingtonian

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    Well, you managed it for an hour at least......... Any pics?
     
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