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Report - St. George's Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex - October 2018


Terminal Decline

28DL Regular User
Regular User
History
The hospital originally opened in 1938 as a home for the elderly, known as Sutton's Institution. During the Second World War it was used as accommodation for airmen based at RAF Hornchurch. In 1948 it joined the NHS as St. George's Hospital.
The NHS announced the hospital would be refurbished in 2012, but a month later Legionella was found in the buildings water system, resulting in immediate closure, with the transfer of the remaining 44 patients.
Finally, in March 2018 the site was sold to a property developer for £40 million, with demolition beginning later that year.

The Explore
Visited just a bit too late to see the main corridor which stretched the full length of the site. However, there was some good natural decay and the buildings have somehow managed to survive virtually free of graffiti and vandalism. There was onsite security, but I managed to get around the site without any issues.

How it looked soon after closure
https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/st-georges-hospital-hornchurch-essex-june-2013.81917/

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Proposed redevelopment site plan showing the admin and two wards on either side retained
https://www.property.nhs.uk/what-we-do/st-georges-hornchurch/

The main hall
One of my favorite parts of the hospital, some nice natural decay here

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Empty projector room

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The kitchens

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The walls and floor of this room, near the kitchen, were covered in cork

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Upper flight of stairs leading nowhere


The water tower

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Beautiful spiral staircase leading to the top of the water tower

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The base of the chimney

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Boiler house


The corridors
I was gutted to have missed these by only a few weeks

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The wards
Completely stripped of everything, door frames, parquet flooring, toilets, etc.

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The tiling in the corridors was nice though

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Nice peeling paint

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The roof space above the wards was a bit more interesting though

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Bathroom


Admin block

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The morgue
Although missing the slab it was still quite nice

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Thanks for looking
 

Jackdaw47

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
History
The hospital originally opened in 1938 as a home for the elderly, known as Sutton's Institution. During the Second World War it was used as accommodation for airmen based at RAF Hornchurch. In 1948 it joined the NHS as St. George's Hospital.
The NHS announced the hospital would be refurbished in 2012, but a month later Legionella was found in the buildings water system, resulting in immediate closure, with the transfer of the remaining 44 patients.
Finally, in March 2018 the site was sold to a property developer for £40 million, with demolition beginning later that year.


The Explore
Visited just a bit too late to see the main corridor which stretched the full length of the site. However, there was some good natural decay and the buildings have somehow managed to survive virtually free of graffiti and vandalism. There was onsite security, but I managed to get around the site without any issues.


How it looked soon after closure
https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/st-georges-hospital-hornchurch-essex-june-2013.81917/


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Proposed redevelopment site plan showing the admin and two wards on either side retained
https://www.property.nhs.uk/what-we-do/st-georges-hornchurch/


The main hall
One of my favorite parts of the hospital, some nice natural decay here


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Empty projector room


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The kitchens

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The walls and floor of this room, near the kitchen, were covered in cork


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Upper flight of stairs leading nowhere



The water tower

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Beautiful spiral staircase leading to the top of the water tower


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The base of the chimney


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Boiler house



The corridors
I was gutted to have missed these by only a few weeks


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The wards
Completely stripped of everything, door frames, parquet flooring, toilets, etc.


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The tiling in the corridors was nice though


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Nice peeling paint


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The roof space above the wards was a bit more interesting though


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Bathroom



Admin block

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The morgue
Although missing the slab it was still quite nice


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Thanks for looking
Good pics must have been a hell of a hospital given its size.
 

Sleepysteve420

28DL Member
28DL Member
Do you know if I would Be able to still get in there to have a little explore, awesome pics though, looks like great fun exploring
 

Terminal Decline

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Do you know if I would Be able to still get in there to have a little explore, awesome pics though, looks like great fun exploring
I'm sure there will still be some stuff left as not all the buildings were due to be demolished and there was still a lot left when I visited but you'll need to see for yourself
 

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