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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.













    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
    #1 Renrutt, Jun 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012

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