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I Visited Rossendale General Hospital between 2011 and 2014 until it was demolished, below are pictures from numerous visits.
Rossendale General Hospital History time line
Originally starting life as Haslingden Workhouse in 1868, the site then changed to a hospital in 1912. The site eventually closed in September 2010
1868 building of the Workhouse commenced
1870 February The New Work House at Pike Law was built at the cost of £27,000
1909 26 June The Corner Stones were laid for the new infirmary.
On Wednesday afternoon the inauguguration of the work of erecting the spacious new infirmary of the Hasligden Union was celebrated by the laying of the corner stones by the chairman of the board of guardians MR E Wooley, J.P., and MR N Worsley, J.P.
1912 1st April Opening of the new infirmary
1914-1918 the Hospital was partly taken over as a military hospital
1916 Pike Law Hospital was used for restoring wounded Heroes
1921 the first private maternity patient was received at the new infirmary
1925 The Guardians bought two items for the Workhouse a billiard table for the men and a gramophone for the women
1927 10th August Nurses Home opened.
1931 the Hospital was called Moorlands infirmary
1948 the Moorlands becomes Rossendale general hospital
1961 Access road for the bus service completed.
1972 26th October fears the hospital could close
1980 Rossendale General Hospital gets a New Operating Theatre.
The Operating Theatre was opened by Mr J. B. L. Taylor, Consultant Surgeon on the 28th November 1980
Rossendale General Hospital Previous names
Haslingden Union Workhouse
Pike Law Military Hospital
Up to the 1920s Pike Law
Moorlands Public assistance institution
Moorland House, Moorland Infirmary
The Moorlands Suite