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Report - - St Georges Hospital, Hornchurch, London - June 2013 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - St Georges Hospital, Hornchurch, London - June 2013



elliot5200

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This hospital only shut down very recently but there’s been a lot of work on it. The beds in the wards have all been stripped out and most of the equipment too.
Still, it all looks very ‘clean’ inside though and made a nice relaxed explore (with secca too busy soaking up the rays to notice me and Gabe).

History from Gabe
An important historical landmark which is held in great affection,” was how one former NHS chief described it, but a Legionella scare may well have finally ended the debate surrounding St George’s Hospital.

The Hornchurch facility was opened in 1938 as an old people’s home, called Suttons Institution, but soon played a key role in the Battle of Britain – housing RAF airmen during the Second World War.

In 1948 the Sutton’s Lane building was renamed St George’s and turned into a hospital.

The future of the site had been a live issue since at least 2005, when a consultation was launched on whether to refurbish, redevelop or close the hospital.

The number of patients being admitted fell that year and bosses considered closing one of the hospital’s four wards.

A campaign, led by the then Hornchurch MP James Brokenshire, was organised to halt the closure of St George’s. The consultation was put on hold while the government altered health policy.

In 2007, the then head of nursing at the hospital, Lynne Swiatczak, said that the facilities were “not suitable for the care of adults” – and Havering Primary Care Trust clarified that only a rebuild would ensure that the facilities would remain up to the standard that patients expect.

In 2009, health chiefs paid about £100,000 for plans for a new high-tech building on the same site and another consultation was launched.

Chas Hollwey, then chief executive of NHS Havering, said: “The old hospital is an important historical landmark which is held in great affection,” while adding that the building could not remain in its current state.

The £100,000 plans were not acted on and NHS Havering was subsequently abolished and the consultation shelved.

Inpatients from St George’s two wards were due to be moved out of the hospital in mid-November, with outpatient services remaining.

However, the discovery of Legionella bacteria left the hospital lying empty.


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