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    The first buildings on the site of Selly Oak Hospital were those of the King’s Norton Union Workhouse, a separate infirmary was built in 1897 at a cost of Ł52,000. The population of the King’s Norton Union increased dramatically, and in 1907 extensions to the infirmary and the workhouse made provision for the growing numbers of poor people. This doubled the size of the main hospital building. The Woodlands Nurses’ Home was built at the same time to accommodate forty nurses. A small operating room was added to the infirmary.

    In 1911, King’s Norton – no longer a rural area – left Worcestershire and became part of the City of Birmingham. The Birmingham Union was formed from the unions of King’s Norton, Aston and Birmingham. The King’s Norton Workhouse Infirmary was renamed Selly Oak Hospital. Selly Oak Hospital continued to grow, new operating theatres were added in 1931, and the biochemistry and pathology laboratories opened in 1934. Nurses had been trained at Selly Oak since 1897, but it wasn’t until 1942 that the School of Nursing was opened.

    The hospital closed in 2012 upon completion of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Relocation of the first services from Selly Oak began during the summer of 2010 when its A&E department moved to the new Hospital on 16 June and over the next 7 days Critical Care and other departments moved step-by-step the 1.5 miles to the new hospital.

    Glad I decided to visit this one when I did with Mr Sam and MD, nice quiet wander.




















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    Nice set of photos there and a nice morgue for mockingbird :)

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    Great set of images,it looked well worth doing before the mice get in and ruin everything,thanks for sharing.

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    umbeckz tourbus will be all over this one
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    i am jealous. This looks fantastic. I WANNA SEE THAT MORGUE!

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    Sweeet! Looks immaculate, I bet it still even had 'the smell'.
    Great write up, thanks for sharing :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    umbeckz tourbus will be all over this one
    Innit. Cue 400 different reports of that autopsy table.

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    Great stuff - you certainly hit this one just at the right time!
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    You got to see so much more than i did when i went. But that morgue is awesome, despite how clean it is. How strange was the obese body fridges in the corridor tho? strange!
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    Cool post! Any demolotion happening with this site yet?

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