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Report - - St George's Hospital, Morpeth - July 2020 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - St George's Hospital, Morpeth - July 2020


MarkusCP87

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28DL Full Member
Was very lucky to get in this place considering how quick security are with there lovely dogs.
I did miss out one of the main buildings unfortunately as I didnt want to wait about as I've heard it's a sketchy place when dealing with security.
I would of loved to of seen the main hall but unfortunately it wasnt meant to be.
Some absolute spot on deacy though, however the building is a deathtrap.

Some History on the place.

St Georges Hospital in Morpeth, Northumberland – dubbed Ivy Hospital by some, owing to the ivy growing inside some of the rooms – opened as a ‘lunatic asylum’ in 1859 as the Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylumand for the first 125 years or so was the main mental health care provider for the area. Since 1985 services have been moving towards a community based setting, leading to a decrease in patient numbers and changes to provision of hospital accommodation.

When the hospital opened there was accommodation for 100 male and 100 female patients. Over the years the hospital was steadily expanded, and at its height could house 267 men and 244 women. The ground that the hospital was built on had previously been used for agricultural purposes and also included a farm. The farm was retained, and patients worked there which for some formed part of their therapy, others simply to keep costs down for the hospital.

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Thanks for looking.
 

Ross

28DL Member
28DL Member
They've built houses around it. Thats bloody eerie. The stuff that would have went on there. All the poor souls........
The water tower is still there. The people on the High Section will put you in the picture.
 

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