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Report - Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham (Out-Patients, Admin, X-Ray and Others) August 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by BrainL, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. BrainL

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    The Visit
    This was my third visit to Selly Oak and second with @redhunter after seeing all of the main buildings, morgue etc we set out to try and explore the out patients wing and other surrounding buildings. Security over this side seems extra tight for some reason with alarms, sensors and cameras inside and outside so we were quite lucky to manage a good 4 hours explore. We did secca patrolling a few times but managed to stay out of there way.

    The History
    In 1911, King’s Norton – no longer a rural area – left Worcestershire and became part of the City of Birmingham. The Birmingham Union was formed from the unions of King’s Norton, Aston and Birmingham. The King’s Norton Workhouse Infirmary was renamed Selly Oak Hospital. Over the next two decades facilities improved with the addition of an operating theatre, plastering of internal walls, and the introduction of physiotherapy, pathological and X-ray services. By 1929 there were seven full-time members of the medical staff, and the medical residence was built at this time.

    Attitudes to the poor changed gradually and measures to relieve poverty, such as old age pensions and National Insurance, were introduced before the First World War By 1930, the administrative structure of the Poor Law was finally dismantled. Selly Oak Hospital and the Workhouse, renamed Selly Oak House, came under the administration of Birmingham City Council. Selly Oak House was administered separately and used for the care of the elderly chronic sick. Selly Oak Hospital continued to grow, new operating theatres were added in 1931, and the biochemistry and pathology laboratories opened in 1934. Nurses had been trained at Selly Oak since 1897, but it was not until 1942 that the School of Nursing was opened.

    In 1948, when the National Health Service was introduced, Selly Oak Hospital and Selly Oak House were amalgamated. Since then many changes to the site have resulted in the institution we see today.

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  2. Will Knot

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    You are busy at the moment dude.....like the pics...thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
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  3. BrainL

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    Thanks mate, much appreciated
     
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    MMMM nicely done :thumb
     
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    Good pics there Brian well done on avoiding the secca
     
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    hi, me and a couple of mates are planning our first adventure soon, Anything i should be careful of? Will we be able to get in and explore pretty easily?. Also need to invest in a camera soon once i get a few trips under my belt. Photos look pretty cool
     
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    Well you now need to be more careful of security, now they know when you intend to go there.
     
  8. BrainL

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    Yeah, @Oxygen Thief is right.. you've give them a heads up now if they are reading this.. I'd say it depends what area you want to explore some are much easier than others....
     
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    oops, can you tell i'm new to this? haha. do they monitor these threads then? ill have to change my plan now, thought it may of been a good idea security wise as its bank holiday weekend. thanks for the heads up anyway
     
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    I'd certainly recommend somewhere a little easier to start you off rather than jumping straight into the deep end with somewhere like Selly Oak and getting yourself caught in a situation that you don't know how to handle.
     
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    Looks like the tour bus is heading to selly oak this bank holiday there will probably be a burger van there haha
     
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    I'm also new to this site and really would like a trip here myself looks pretty good to me.
     
  13. camoe

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    tour bus has been and gone @Lavino the easier bits are the main building, i found the harder bits were the smaller out buildings towards the main road, theres a cool Union building with the power still live - weird!
     
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    I just don't know what to say to this
     
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    Nice report and pics there, cheers for postin :)
     
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