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Report - Queen Elizabeth II Hospital – Welwyn Garden City (Sep 15)

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by camoe, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. camoe

    camoe 28DL Full Member
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    History Stolen from @slayaaa

    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.

    The Explore

    Its a rare phenomenon to be one of the first groups of people to explore a disused building, but at the same time very exhilarating! although i have to thank Danny and Ben for the tip off on this one, it appears that everyone completely missed it, so it is fully intact, though very empty with almost, if not all of the equipment has been stripped out! We explored this over two days, as there was so much we didn’t see, so decided to come back in the day time! All in all it was a fairly easy explore, even with the new QE2 Hospital being right next to it!

    Obviously there was three main areas we wanted to visit, Theatres, Labs and Morgue.. we ticked the first two off the list, but couldn’t find the damn morgue! Did it now have one? we didn’t think so until on our exit we spotted a corridor that we hadn’t seen before, so we had a look down there and through a door with a MagLock there it was! Awesome! we looked in the fridges and could see more as you looked down, but there was only two doors? what!? We crawled through and give the back of the sleds a bit of gentle persuasion and there it is a whole other room full of fridges! Anyway, Cue a picture heavy post! Desktop viewing recommended.

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  2. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Some nice shots there & great looking location, cheers for posting :thumb
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  3. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    Very good report there soon really good shots well done on getting in :thumb
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  4. Els

    Els Obsessed with BS7671
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    Nice set mate
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