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Report - St Georges - Hornchurch June 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by urban_t, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. urban_t

    urban_t 28DL Full Member
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    Alright guys,
    So, first report but ive been a member for a while and done a fair few
    explores,only fair i give a little after all the helpful advice ive got
    off here.

    Seeing as this site is right on my doorstep ive had the pleasure of
    visiting all times of the year, this is a report with some pictures from July time.

    Any constructive criticism is welcome!

    brief history / future -

    The Hornchurch facility was opened in 1938 as an old people’s home,
    called Suttons Institution, but soon played a key role in the Battle
    of Britain – housing RAF airmen during the Second World War.

    In 1948 the Sutton’s Lane building was renamed St George’s and turned into a hospital.

    The future of the site has been a live issue since at least 2005, when
    a consultation was launched on whether to refurbish, redevelop or close the hospital.

    The number of patients being admitted fell that year and bosses considered
    closing one of the hospital’s four wards.

    A campaign, led by the then Hornchurch MP James Brokenshire, was organised
    to halt the closure of St George’s. The consultation was put on hold while
    the government altered health policy.

    In 2007, the then head of nursing at the hospital, Lynne Swiatczak,
    said that the facilities were “not suitable for the care of adults†– and
    Havering Primary Care Trust clarified that only a rebuild would ensure that
    the facilities would remain up to the standard that patients expect.

    The Hornchurch facility was opened in 1938 as an old people’s home,
    called Suttons Institution, but soon played a key role in the Battle
    of Britain – housing RAF airmen during the Second World War.

    In 1948 the Sutton’s Lane building was renamed St George’s and turned
    into a hospital.

    The future of the site has been a live issue since at least 2005, when
    a consultation was launched on whether to refurbish, redevelop or
    close the hospital.

    The number of patients being admitted fell that year and bosses considered
    closing one of the hospital’s four wards.

    A campaign, led by the then Hornchurch MP James Brokenshire, was organised
    to halt the closure of St George’s. The consultation was put on hold
    while the government altered health policy.

    In 2007, the then head of nursing at the hospital, Lynne Swiatczak, said
    that the facilities were “not suitable for the care of adults†– and
    Havering Primary Care Trust clarified that only a rebuild would ensure
    that the facilities would remain up to the standard that patients expect.


    THE EXPLORE.

    It was a nice sunny day so me and a non member decided to grab our cameras and take an easy stroll over to the site, its pretty easy access if you use your head. there is secca on site 24 hours and there a bit divvy but once your in, your in.

    Its pretty much gutted inside, well not pretty much. it is. but you still get the feel.

    the mourge and the chapel sit in a corner on its own, the door is completely open, no slab, that got smashed years ago. freezers are slowly being ripped apart since these pictures, foxes i guess....

    the tunnels are still there and if youve got a pair of waders handy (or a dingy!!) then take them along!

    anyway, pictures.

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    sorry if its a pic overload,

    happy exploring.

    ill post some more up so soon as work allows me to!
     

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  2. KM_Punk

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    Love the paint peel in pic 6, seems a cool explore. cheers for sharing :thumb
     
  3. mrwhite

    mrwhite 28DL Regular User
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    next on my list
     
  4. urban_t

    urban_t 28DL Full Member
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    im heading back soon.... REAL soon to get some spring shots with the low sun,

    pm me if your thinking about it SOON..
     
  5. Boomstick84

    Boomstick84 28DL Regular User
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    Nice first report :thumb

    Keep meaning to check this one out as it's fairly local but just never seem to get around to it. I hear the corridors there are quite impressive.
     
  6. Léfthand

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    Great report, I got caught here too full dog team and 9 Officers and everything. I live very close to the hospital too, PM me if you ever want to explore together
     
  7. GRONK

    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    Good report mate, :thumb
    And welcome to the forum, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.
     
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