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Report - Glamis Private Hospital, Dunedin - January 2016

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by WildBoyz, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. WildBoyz

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    Glamis Private Hospital opened in 1988, to cater for the rising elderly population in Dunedin. It closed during the autumn of 2011, after $18 million was invested in the Yvette Williams Retirement Village (named after the former Olympic gold medallist) located in nearby Highgate. Investment in a new premises was said to be due to the increasing demand for bed space. All of the former staff and residents at Glamis were moved across to the new site, which was described as a ‘boutique retirement village with improved facilities’. All residents would, for instance, have access to an en-suite bathroom at the facility. While Ryman, the current owners of Glamis, intended to sell the site once it was vacant, it still remains empty in 2016.

    Our Version of Events

    Back in the barely habited scrubland of the South Island of New Zealand – better known as Dunedin – I decided to follow up a tip off that an abandoned hospital had popped up. Deciding to walk was a bad idea, since it turned out to be miles out of my way, but I still arrived with some daylight to spare. After standing around looking suspicious for a while, waiting for a suitable gap in the pedestrian traffic, I managed to get inside fairly easily. It’s a funny thing that, normally Dunedin is like a ghost town, but when I decide to explore hundreds of people suddenly appear!

    Inside there seemed to be plenty of leftover stuff, so I set about grabbing as many snaps as possible before it got too dark. To my disappointment, there were no beds in any of the former bedrooms, although there were other medical-related objects – namely chairs, walking sticks and pills – spread around the building. Overall, the place felt as though it had been abandoned only a few months ago, not four years or so. There were still plenty of food supplies leftover for instance; baked beans and what not – so that was my dinner sorted anyway. I had to pass on the bread unfortunately…

    1: Glamis Private Hospital

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    2: Front Entrance

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    3: Main Reception Desk

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    4: Main Entrance

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    5: Behind the Main Desk

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    6: The Main Hall

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    7: Kitchen (Room One)

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    8: Kitchen (Room Two)

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    9: Stereotypical Elderly Person Tea-set

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    10: Shared Ward Area

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    11: Private Room

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    12: Toilet Seat

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    13: Main Corridor

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    14: One of the Communal Rooms

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    15: More Rooms

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    16: Former Office

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    17: Staircase Shot

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    18: Leftover Personal Belongings

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    19: Staff Room

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    20: Staff Kitchen

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    21: Physiotherapy Department

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    22: Another Staff Office

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    23: Hair Dressing Room

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    24: Bathroom

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    25: More Belongings

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    26: Second Communal Area

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    27: Wheelie Toilet Chair

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    28: Communal Area

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    29: Walking Sticks

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    30: The Piano Shot

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  2. WelshMoocher

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    Cracking report, and so much stuff left behind!
     
  3. WildBoyz

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    Thank you :thumb
     
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    Nice find and great report as always :)
     
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    great pics n that... but i can smell the stench of piss from here eaaaaawwwwww :eek:
     
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    Very clean looking, liking this :thumb
     
  7. WildBoyz

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    Thanks folks.

    Haha... This was a private hospital @JemCymru - the creme de la creme - no smell of piss in here.
     
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    Amazing. Great pictures. hard to believe it's been abandoned for so long. It's so clean. I wonder why they took the beds out, but left so much else.
     
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  9. WildBoyz

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    Thanks Jim :thumb Based on all my other experiences, beds are usually one of the first things to be removed. They likely used them in the new site I guess.
     
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