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Report - Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children - Hackney, North London - April 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by The_Raw, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children

    This hospital has been abandoned for over 15 years, it's quite a fair size including several different buildings and has multiple accessible rooftops. Sentinel and BassboyJoe picked me up (still a bit drunk to be fair) early doors and we arrived only to find there was a security camera staring right at the access point I had previously found, whoops. Despite that we found our way inside pretty quickly and headed straight for the roof. The views are actually pretty decent overlooking Hackney borough and the City skyscapers, we had a beautiful sunny day for it too. The wards and corridors are littered with eerie looking cartoon characters on the walls to remind you this was once full of sick children. There are numerous interesting rooms dotted around the place if you look carefully, mainly in the front building, the more modern looking building connected via a bridge was a bit dull in comparison but still interesting enough in places. The small building at the back of the site on the right hand side is just about ready for demolition already so avoid that one, there is also evidence of asbestos removal in there.

    Whilst in the basement at one point I had fallen behind so made my way to catch the others up and heard footsteps coming down the stairs I had just passed, I called out 'Hello' in the voice of Tubbs from League of Gentlemen thinking it was the others and 2 strangers appeared, a man and a woman. Luckily they hadn't heard me and immediately turned in the opposite direction from me so I made a dash for it and we all spent the next half hour hiding in a shower cubicle, which was fun :eek:

    Anyway here's the history and rather sad impending future stolen from bassboyjoe's report :thumb

    History

    In 1870, a small 26-bed hospital was opened here & known as North-Eastern Hospital and Dispensary.In 1893, a new building fund began, this allowed the Hackney Road site to be expanded and new ward accommodation to be added. In 1942 it amalgamated with the Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children, Shadwell to become The Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. In 1948, the hospital became part of the newly created NHS and in 1967 was amalgamated with Great Ormond Street Hospital.In 1996 the hospital became part of The Royal Hospitals Trust, now Barts and The London NHS Trust.

    In 1992, Michael Jackson was greeted by 2000 cheering fans as he landed at Haggerston Park in a helicopter with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse where he visited the children at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children.

    In 1997, the services of the hospital were relocated to The Royal London Hospital, where they retain their historical identity through their current name, The Queen Elizabeth Children's Service a title granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The hospital had one of the country's most important pathological laboratories for the investigation of child diseases.

    Despite English Heritage advising the Council that proposed demolition would involve the loss of historic fabric that had potential to provide historical information on the development of healthcare in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries all but the façade of the Hospital will be swept away in order to build two six storey residential blocks which will accommodate 188 flats.

    Onto the pics, cheers Scott for use of the wide angle once again! :thumbs


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    Cheers for looking you lovely bunch, there's several more shots here if you is interested yeah? https://www.flickr.com/photos/74870643@N02/sets/72157644083441434/
     
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  2. krissigalores

    krissigalores Poison Ivy
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    Dylan/Dillan! From magic roundabout.. my childhood favourite..
    Great pictures! The exterior entrance to that is magnificent!
     
  3. The_Raw

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    Cheers Krissi, he's looking slightly creepy in this instance although I spose most kids programmes were a bit ;)
     
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    Nice ones as usual Matey :)

    That big smoke seems to have no end of unused Hospitals. enough to keep you anyone happy :)

    That Dylan looks a bit depressed especially for a Childrens Ward.

    Thought the Toy was a selfie at first :)

    It"s also about time you stopped freeloading and spent your Beer money on a UWA lens, & a Flash & a Tripod and............:):)
     
  5. The Wombat

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    Lol :D


    Another quality report from you :thumb
     
  6. The_Raw

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    Nice one cheers :thumb

    as for that freeloading comment AR.....
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    to that..... ;)
     
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    Awesome, some great pics as usual there mate :) That is one hell of a fabulous explore :thumb Thanks for sharin' :D
     
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    Nice one on getting another hospital done in London :thumb That clown must have kept the kids awake at nights...
     
  9. The_Raw

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    Cheers fellas, I do like a good hospital....there's more in London to be done yet....and yep clowns like that ain't gonna make a sick child feel better any time soon! :dummy(that's not there to say anyone spat the dummy out btw, ok well maybe Acid Reflux a little.....)
     
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    Very nice indeed!

    Got to love London explores!

    Soo much to explore :)
     
  11. AuntieKnickers

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    top location, everyone loves peeling paint :thumb
     
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    Getting out and about a lot ain't ya! Great shots. "Tomas" makes me think of "El Orphanto".
     
  13. The_Raw

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    Thank you guys, it is rather nice and peely in places :)

    Indeed I am mate, this weekend has been exceptional in fact ;)
     
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    Myself and Elliot looked at this place last summer and got clocked instantly by security and it slipped to back of my mind, may of popped in very recently and its already getting trashed and fucked up from work being done. Looks like you hit it at the most perfect time. Sound effort.
     
  15. The_Raw

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    Thanks everyone :)

    Wow we got really lucky in that case, heard that St Clements is heading in that direction already as well so we must be due some really bad luck soon :eek:
     
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