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Report - Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Wewlyn Garden City - Sept 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Landie_Man, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    The History
    Opened in 1963 by Queen Elizabeth II, The QEII hospital served Welwyn Garden City; a town famous for Quakers and Shredded Wheat, for 52 years. Operations started to wind down as a brand spanking new £30,000,000 hospital was built next door to the aging 1960s hospital in the city and its Accident and Emergency Department was closed in 2014.
    The entire hospital was cast to one side when the new building opened on the 15th June 2015 as it was surplus to requirements.


    The Explore
    I visited the site on two separate days and with two different groups of people. The first visit involved me waking up at 4:45am and picking up Southside Assassin for 5:30. We drove to the site of the disused hospital and after a lengthy and detailed scan of the externals of the massive hospital site we finally found an obvious and easy way in.

    Once inside we headed straight for the top floor and worked our way down to the basement level. The Hospital is mostly made up of large and fairly bland wards but has some lovely gems inside and we made sure that we covered the whole site.
    It got fairly warm and thirsty in there; we had skipped breakfast and drinks and by the time we had departed we realised we had been inside for nearly eight hours! Tried as we might we just could not find that morgue and it wasn’t until a visit with Mockney Reject, a group of other explorers and myself that I was able to photograph the really photogenic morgue.

    On the first visit with Southside Assassin we were put on edge by both other explorers (we thought it was hospital staff looking for us) and Low Oxygen Alarms screaming in some of the wards.
    The site is mostly stripped of equipment but has some cracking photo ops and literally everything has been left running even though demolition has begun and has been going on for some time now.
    By the time I visited a second time I must have spent 11 hours in the place and I reckon there is bits I hadn’t seen. The morgue was so well hidden we must have written it off as a bare room.

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  2. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    Safe to say the old skool rule of 10 photos was broken. Along with your 56 Modem…

    …See it while you can because this is going to be houses. Quell Surprise….

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    As Always, thanks for looking!

    More At:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157658470587278
     
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  3. Bolts

    Bolts 28DL Regular User
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    You weren't lying when you said there was a lot of pics! :eek:
    Some cracking shots though, particularly like that second one with the chairs.

    Glad you found the morgue :D
     
  4. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    Thanks Man,

    Its not the first time Ive gone crazy with pics but I thought this had a lot of nice little bits. I quite like reading other peoples big reports too as even my rural broadband can handle any report size anyone else posts!
     
  5. Coolboyslim

    Coolboyslim Mr Reality Hacker
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    Now that's one cracking splore with some epic photo opportunitys. Thx for all the pics and report. Bloody pristine nice one
     
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    hamtagger 28DL Regular User
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    Loads of bits I haven't seen posted before Harry, you've covered the place throughly, good to see mate and cracking shots :)
     
  7. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    Thanks guys. Worth seeing it before it's all binned in the name of developing!
     
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    Nice pictures was there a few weeks ago picture 23 the walker in the middle of the room I put that up it was in the corner folded up I got the same shot mate
     
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