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Report - Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire - September 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by slayaaaa, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. slayaaaa

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    Intro

    QE2, cheers for the lead OT, interesting to see how the lay out of a hospital changes that dramatically. I literally could not guide myself or MR around this one, take me to an asylum and I'll show you where everything is before I learn where I am. But this, completely baffled. So here's a few random bits, probably missed loads but we were there for like 4 hours...

    Where's the Mortuary?! Someone find it!

    Operating theaters were a big win. Definitely more here than I thought.

    Enjoy? Maybe?

    History

    Taken from MR's report and the Googles:

    Plans for a new £30 million QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City were submitted in 2014, agreed upon the same year and soon after they demolished the Peartree centre, Harmer house and the disabled parking to make way for the new build. It successfully opened fully to patients on 15 June 2015. Once this has happened, the old hospital was closed and the land on which it sits sold for the development of housing, including affordable homes and a care home. This caused uproar, Locals were promised an accident and emergency service would be kept at the QE2 site, however it was closed alongside the old building and demolished soon after and the new site lacked this department.

    The original QEII hospital began construction in 1961 and was opened in 1963 by none other than Queen Elizabeth the second. The local school children were all given flags to wave at the queen, they were rumored to have been supplied by local author Dame Barbara Cartland as the local council couldn’t actually afford them at the time.

    QE2 replaced the former Welwyn Garden City Cottage Hospital built in the 1920's which eventually closed in 1970 after services were fully transferred to the QE2 site.

    In 2000, A brand new extension was added to the North-East of the site. This was a new floor added upon a former ward. This extension was used as a Pathology Laboratory until the day it closed, it was fully equipped and even included a cold room and walk-in blood fridge.

    Pictures

    Slap dash because I didn't have any of the following: cans. tripod, food, caffeine, sleep

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    I will return and jump on the nets

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    Flip switch trickery

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    "Da hell they need 30" lamps for?!"

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    There's loads not seen in this report, just wanted to enjoy the place rather than take a pic of every switch. Happy exploring...​
     
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    Was such a great explore :)
     
  3. Speed

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    Few nice bits there. Quite dated actaully
     
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