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Report - Harold Wood Mortuary, Essex - April 2009

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by ukmayhem, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. ukmayhem

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    Harold Wood Mortuary is a huge place and is part of the Harold Wood Hospital which closed end of 2006.

    "The hospital was opened in 1909 by West Ham County Borough council, as the Grange convalescent home for children, which operated with the nearby Plaistow fever hospital. The Grange had been a private house, built in 1884 by John Compton, owner of the Gubbins estate. The convalescent home was maintained by the county borough until the Second World War, as an emergency hospital. After the war it became a permanent hospital, and in the 1960s was significantly enlarged.[1]

    The hospital later became part of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust. It was closed on 13 December 2006 with patients and functions relocated to Queen's Hospital and to King George Hospital. The site vacated by the hospital has been earmarked for a 470-home housing development.[2] The original plan to keep certain NHS facilities has been superseded and the entire plot has been approved for residential development. Local residents are opposing the proposal of over 800 dwellings, including a 9 storey block."

    We had a look around the hospital but is stripped bare and very disapointing but the Mortuary was something else.

    Had 3 stainless steel slabs and a whopping 36 Fridges and no chav damage which was great to see.

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