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Report - Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot - Sept 2019


Bikin Glynn

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Been done a lot I know but heres my take on the old girl





The history in brief

The Cambridge Military Hospital (CMH) was the fifth military hospital built in Aldershot. The other four are described at the end of this article.
The CMH was built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot. The building costs were approximately £45,758.

The first patients admitted to the CMH were on Friday 18 July 1879. They either walked or were taken by cart ambulance from the Connaught Hospital.
The title had nothing to do with the Cambridge area but came from His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Army at the time. The Duke of Cambridge opened the CMH Aldershot in July 1879.

The hospital was built on a hill because current clinical thinking at the time thought that the wind would sweep away any infection and clean the air.
The hospital soon became a fully functioning hospital and was the first in the UK to receive battle casualties directly from the front of World War One.

The wards of the main building were designed on the Florance Nightingale design to have large windows on all sides letting in as much natural light as possible to help aid recovery
These were all connected by an alleged mile long corridor!






The aforementioned corridor is now plastered with pir's which we inevitably set off but were in early enough to see most of the main block before security turned up.
After an internal search & coming within feet of us they left us to make good an escape from the main building

Pioneering plastic surgery took place at CMH, the history of some of this is here













Childrens Ward





Next we moved across to the maternity block, this block seemed much easier to access & was actually far more photogenic.








The infamous green doors! didnt do much for me tbh.








The rest of this block was pretty nice though














By far the coolest thing in my opinion was the wards on the first floor in this block, so apologies there is a lot of pics from here ;-)





























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Calamity Jane

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Like the b&w mix with colour. Nice take on it. Those doors will forever bug us about which film they were used in lol.
 

Andrew32

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Cool to see, was hoping to see some closure on the xray department here, older photos show it looking pristine all there, no idea if it still is in a different building or if it's gone now
 

Bikin Glynn

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Cool to see, was hoping to see some closure on the xray department here, older photos show it looking pristine all there, no idea if it still is in a different building or if it's gone now
Didnt see it but its a big place & while trying to avoid PIR;s we were dotting about all over the place in the main buildong.
 

Andrew32

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Yeah the place is incredibly big, only went once at night but got to see the doors and up the tower which basically tops it, If anyone knows if the radiology room is still there or where it is to see that would be great

BCD history says it's in the old Victorian buildings, probably the separate ones on the south west side?

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Bikin Glynn

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Yeah the place is incredibly big, only went once at night but got to see the doors and up the tower which basically tops it, If anyone knows if the radiology room is still there or where it is to see that would be great

BCD history says it's in the old Victorian buildings, probably the separate ones on the south west side?

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Wow that does look awesome but imagine it’s long gone. As mentioned I believe redevelopment of the main block is now underway. Not sure if the maternity block is being developed or flattened?
 

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The Service Families & Maternity Wing was known as the Louise Margaret Hospital until 1988 when administrators made the Louise Margaret an "annexe" to the Cambridge Military Hospital next door.
 

Bikin Glynn

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The Service Families & Maternity Wing was known as the Louise Margaret Hospital until 1988 when administrators made the Louise Margaret an "annexe" to the Cambridge Military Hospital next door.
Yeah knew it had another name, do u know if that bit will be being pulled? Im guessing it will.
 

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