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    W.J Sanderson funded a small house for crippled and destitute children in gateshead in the late 1800's. In 1897 he opened the W.J.Sanderson hospital in Gosforth for crippled and destitute children. It became a childrens hospital and until the freeman hospital this was the main hospital for children. It closed in the 70's and was opened up to care for the elderly until its closure. I finding it hard to find out when it closed as the hospital website says its open.



    Operating theatre light

    Painted wall.

    The gym(reminded me of school)

    One of the wards

    Fire Exit

    Broom
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    Hi BarneyS
    Pity the gym mural got scrawled over a bit. Looked pretty neat otherwise. Love the broom. :D

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    Good stuff mate that Light in pic 1 looks in good nick, intresting place:)
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    Some nice pics there :) Looks a little different from the usual buildings. Was this a recent visit?
    Thanks for sharing buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Some nice pics there :) Looks a little different from the usual buildings. Was this a recent visit?
    Thanks for sharing buddy!

    Lb
    The dates on pics are right mate. it was the 28th two days before the buildings 110th birthday. thanks for comments everyone
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    is inside scary as me and 3 mates are going up tonight and going inside!!!

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    wow, looks fab but this place is a metal fortress!!!
    lol!
    well done for getting in

    i used to work here just before it closed, and we often had to go into the 'old building' to retrieve records and such......... i once had in my possession the biggest bunch of keys you have EVER seen that opened every door in that building...... gutted i wasnt into UE at the time or i would have had a field day!!
    Some of the decorations in the wards are lovely, kinda sad that they are un occupied but lovely all the same!!!!
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    I used to live across the road from this hospital on North Avenue in Gosforth, Newcastle. I always meant to jump in and document some of the interior. What I do remember about this place was the weird banging noises and frequent appearances of the Group 4 security guy. The funiest time for me was when some gypos/chavs were stripping something off one of the exterior walls and dutifully lobbed some eggs at them. After which point they ran off and I phoned the police anyway afterward. The hospital itself is quite big can be easily accessed and I'm convinced they had motion sensors installed because the security guy was always out there pronto. Mind you, he used to just come and stuff his fat face with donuts! If viewed from North Avenue on the left hand side approaching Salters Road, the roof viewed from there is badly damaged. In fact I would say it won't be long before they have to do a mercy killing on the fine old building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sephiroth View Post
    I used to live across the road from this hospital on North Avenue in Gosforth, Newcastle. I always meant to jump in and document some of the interior. What I do remember about this place was the weird banging noises and frequent appearances of the Group 4 security guy. The funiest time for me was when some gypos/chavs were stripping something off one of the exterior walls and dutifully lobbed some eggs at them. After which point they ran off and I phoned the police anyway afterward. The hospital itself is quite big can be easily accessed and I'm convinced they had motion sensors installed because the security guy was always out there pronto. Mind you, he used to just come and stuff his fat face with donuts! If viewed from North Avenue on the left hand side approaching Salters Road, the roof viewed from there is badly damaged. In fact I would say it won't be long before they have to do a mercy killing on the fine old building.
    V. Impressed that you got in, I too live around the area (not saying exactly where) and every window is covered in metal sheets, even the upstairs ones! I would love to get in there, there has been much discussion on what to do with the place, last I heard Wimpey Homes or someone like that were going to buy it and turn it into apartments

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    Yeah, the metal sheets were up all the time I lived on North Avenue on the windows. There are some windows which have not been boarded and can be seen from the back next to the water tower from Salters Road. If I remember rightly, there was a pamphlet given out last year by Wimpey homes. It detailed how they wanted to build homes and flats on the site but got turned down by the council. The main reason (and a good one at that) was how the proposal was essentially an over-development of the site. Now, if anyone has seen this place it is quite big but not enough for 20 homes and 4 blocks of flats with parking! Last I heard (I moved back home in September) Wimpey had appealed against the councils decision.

    http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/cab2006..../$FILE/6.2.pdf

    The rough closure date of the hospital was 1997 or early 1998 when the remaining wards for elderly care were transferred to the Newcastle General. The other third of the hospital continued on as the the Sanderson Center. It was an outpatient clinic that specialised in podiatry and other orthopedic services. It was finally closed in 2003...
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