Web
Analytics
Report - - Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham (Out-Patients, Admin, X-Ray and Others) August 2015 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham (Out-Patients, Admin, X-Ray and Others) August 2015



BrainL

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
The Visit
This was my third visit to Selly Oak and second with @redhunter after seeing all of the main buildings, morgue etc we set out to try and explore the out patients wing and other surrounding buildings. Security over this side seems extra tight for some reason with alarms, sensors and cameras inside and outside so we were quite lucky to manage a good 4 hours explore. We did secca patrolling a few times but managed to stay out of there way.

The History
In 1911, King’s Norton – no longer a rural area – left Worcestershire and became part of the City of Birmingham. The Birmingham Union was formed from the unions of King’s Norton, Aston and Birmingham. The King’s Norton Workhouse Infirmary was renamed Selly Oak Hospital. Over the next two decades facilities improved with the addition of an operating theatre, plastering of internal walls, and the introduction of physiotherapy, pathological and X-ray services. By 1929 there were seven full-time members of the medical staff, and the medical residence was built at this time.

Attitudes to the poor changed gradually and measures to relieve poverty, such as old age pensions and National Insurance, were introduced before the First World War By 1930, the administrative structure of the Poor Law was finally dismantled. Selly Oak Hospital and the Workhouse, renamed Selly Oak House, came under the administration of Birmingham City Council. Selly Oak House was administered separately and used for the care of the elderly chronic sick. Selly Oak Hospital continued to grow, new operating theatres were added in 1931, and the biochemistry and pathology laboratories opened in 1934. Nurses had been trained at Selly Oak since 1897, but it was not until 1942 that the School of Nursing was opened.

In 1948, when the National Health Service was introduced, Selly Oak Hospital and Selly Oak House were amalgamated. Since then many changes to the site have resulted in the institution we see today.

11903915_10153267028308791_8420772505745708296_n.jpg


11905757_10153267027878791_8606646201054102057_n.jpg


11896210_10153267028253791_4234434896280866776_n.jpg


11224808_10153267027698791_1704449045554219398_n.jpg


11888101_10153267029838791_8943628730009881524_n.jpg


11889460_10153267028448791_558443370388413969_n.jpg


11892040_10153267028038791_1233953433089524099_n.jpg


11949508_10153267028538791_1943987673873671899_n.jpg


11951412_10153267027553791_2029097239027703674_n.jpg


11949496_10153267027213791_1092800721867987387_n.jpg


11040858_10153267028998791_1083469020202010458_n.jpg


11954555_10153267029163791_1878618058874862192_n.jpg
 

avfcnath

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
hi, me and a couple of mates are planning our first adventure soon, Anything i should be careful of? Will we be able to get in and explore pretty easily?. Also need to invest in a camera soon once i get a few trips under my belt. Photos look pretty cool
 
Last edited:

Oxygen Thief

Admin
Staff member
Admin
#7
hi, me and a couple of mates are planning our first adventure on sunday, Anything i should be careful of? Will we be able to get in and explore pretty easily?. Also need to invest in a camera soon once i get a few trips under my belt. Photos look pretty cool
Well you now need to be more careful of security, now they know when you intend to go there.
 

BrainL

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#8
Yeah, @Oxygen Thief is right.. you've give them a heads up now if they are reading this.. I'd say it depends what area you want to explore some are much easier than others....
 

avfcnath

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#9
oops, can you tell i'm new to this? haha. do they monitor these threads then? ill have to change my plan now, thought it may of been a good idea security wise as its bank holiday weekend. thanks for the heads up anyway
 

Lavino

28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
Regular User
#11
Looks like the tour bus is heading to selly oak this bank holiday there will probably be a burger van there haha
 

camoe

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#13
tour bus has been and gone @Lavino the easier bits are the main building, i found the harder bits were the smaller out buildings towards the main road, theres a cool Union building with the power still live - weird!