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Report - Staffordshire Royal Infirmary (revisit) - Feb 2018

Going deeper underground

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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Hi guys, this is my first post on 28DL. been a member for a while now but haven't got round to posting anything till now.

The Explore
Visited this site many times before but never got to access the Morgue.... until the other day... early start 5am. anyway on to the history and photos. hope you enjoy.


The History

The North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary’s history can be traced back to1804 when it was just a Dispensary and House of Recovery based in Etruria. In 1819 after outgrowing its original location the hospital moved to a new site located close to Etruria Hall, an area that was densely populated with Shelton Bar, Wedgwood, Etruria Gas Works and various collieries. It was actually all of this surrounding industry that forced the infirmary to relocate once again in 1869 to nearby Hartshill, where it could be up and away from the heavily polluted area of the original buildings. The relocation actually took over 20 years due to constant conflict between the Six Towns as to where it should be sited. This was of course in the days before the towns merged to form the City of Stoke on Trent.

More recently the Royal Infirmary was merged with the nearby Orthopaedic Hospital and City General Hospital to form the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. In 2003 it was determined that under a £350,000,000 PFI development the hospitals would be rebuilt and relocated onto the City General site. Eventually in 2012 after several years of construction, the Royal Infirmary site was finally closed when all services had been relocated.


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Desolation

Silent Browser
28DL Full Member
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Good report man ;). I find it infuriating that it was felt necessary to build a new hospital based on increased demand, yet the new hospital has less beds and is more overwhelmed than ever. If the NHS had any form of intelligence they would have built the new hospital but kept the Royal Infirmary open to cope with the demand.