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Report - Walkergate Hospital, Newcastle, April 2012

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Renrutt, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Renrutt

    Renrutt Turnerr
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    Walkergate Hospital, Newcastle, April 2012


    A small amount of history on the place:

    March 2011
    A HOSPITAL which has served Newcastle for 130 years is set to close.

    The two remaining wards at Walkergate Hospital will shut for the final time.

    Ten elderly ward 4 patients, many of whom have been cared for at the hospital for a number of years, are to be moved to nursing homes.

    The ward provides longer-term and palliative care services for patients with chronic conditions.

    It also provides respite care for patients for one or two-week periods.

    Patients are often transferred to the ward from the Royal Victoria Infirmary or Freeman Hospital if they need longer term nursing care.

    It is thought the closure will take place this summer.

    The services offered by ward 3, a rehabilitation facility that helps patients regain their confidence in mobility and tasks such as washing, dressing and taking medication, will be moved to the Freeman.


    Date unknown
    This was built in 1888 originally as a
    hospital for Infectious Diseases _
    scarlet fever,diphtheria,typhoid,
    tuberculosis and,later,polio.During
    World War 1, injured soldiers who had
    been sent home were housed in two
    pavilions built on the East side of
    Benfield Road.Originally temporary,
    they were not demolished until about
    7yrs ago.The hospital,now contracted
    to 192 beds,has Eye,Ear,Nose and
    Throat departments.







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    I've held off posting this for a while because it ended in a bit of drama and we got busted bigtime :rolleyes:

    Lessons were certainly learned from this one :D



    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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  2. Renrutt

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    Re: Walkergate Hospital, April 2012

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  3. Bone

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    Go on... You know we all lurve a good secca story ;)
     
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    Seffy Bally up!
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    Good report mate, I do like a hospital!

    And yes, that we do... :thumb
     
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    well, we were walking down a long corridor connecting wards when we see a torch shining at us. we think pikeys or kids, possibly security so start walking back the way we came.

    That's until they start screaming at us to "GET ON THE FLOOR!"

    6 coppers and a dog. The full works. :rolleyes:


    To be fair we weren't being very sly with the torches in a building pretty much made of glass. Bad choice going at night. Plus it looked as if it was being actively pikied with the safe being pulled out of the wall between mine and magpie243's visits in the same month.

    As i say, lessons were certainly learned.
     
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    Nice one :thumb


    Shame about the x-ray bed.
     
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    Not the biggest place or best place to visit is it?
    just pleased I was the first report up on here....
    haha, fancy gettin busted...tut, tut! lol

    p.s- there's new green palisade fencing round this place now....
     
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  8. Renrutt

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    No it's not that big and fairly bare, but there's still quite a bit locked up from what I remember?

    Yeah well done on that, gave me the heads up. I'm surprised more locals haven't been in (:popcorn)
     
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    Went here today, pretty good explore :) the safe has been opend, but other than that it still looks the same.
     
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    What did the police do when they pulled you? That's what freaks me out the most!
     
  11. STeALtH2k12

    STeALtH2k12 Too old to grow up now!
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    Love all the boxes of records from 2002 to 2010 which say 'Destroy' on them ,and should have been 'destroyed' but are they, nope NHS never bothers, patient confidentiality, I say bowlarks!

    Building is an architectural pit, but some nice goodies in there. :thumb

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