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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    There's a hospital near where I used to live being decommissioned. The amount of kit they are planning to leave in situ is both amazing and outrageous. This is serious kit that could be relocated and reused. Why so much stuff is abandoned in place I just don't understand.
    Right, I'll list a few reasons.

    1) Much hospital equipment is leased, it makes more sense to lease new bang up to date equipment in a new location than to move and recalibrate / refurbish old. The leasing companies tend to write off the old equipment as it's often not re-leasable / saleable. Arguably it could go to countries less fortunate, but again there's big transport / calibration / installation costs, and the issue of training in use, diagnostics & maintenance involved. Pretty much everything is done on a cost / benefit basis so if it's financially and technologically viable to move equipment they will.

    2) Equipment left behind is often plain obsolete or now sub-standard, even if it looks interesting and in good condition (as you would expect it to!). Both technology and best practice change and evolve constantly.



    3) Future proofing. State of the art modern hospitals want to start from a place of being bang up to date and cutting edge, not putting in ageing and old technology/machinery, in fact we as the public expect it. I'm sure you would be equally outraged if your sparkling new local hospital was discovered to be using sub-standard or old technology and not doing the best they could right?

    But then it's easy to find something to be outraged about on the internet. It's not like you have to do anything about it other than press a few keys. ;)

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    I get asked this a lot about hospitals.haslar being a prime example..saying the gear in there is worth a fortune.and explaining how out of date the stuff is.that new hospitals are refurbished with new stuff.I did not know about the leasing part to be honest.even had suggested they could go to poorer countries.I think the cost and logistics of moving them.and the setting up of said equipment would be impossible
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    All that plus Belfasts, gotta be a winner, have an extra spoonful of sugar in your cyanide, Nice One Mikey
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    Excellent stuff. Googled the Periomat and Optiscope: X-ray processor and really old slide projector

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    Looks awesome this one mate, right up my street :)
    Really like the old gym.

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    Fantastic photographs love the clock and smashed window:D

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    I like this one mate!

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    Really nice photos these are, very nice report, any signs of a morgue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbexN8 View Post
    Really nice photos these are, very nice report, any signs of a morgue?
    Thank you.I could not see a morgue.we thought it had been demolished then found out a few weeks later there is one
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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