Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    948
    Thanked
    3143

    Default North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary


    In July 1802 a meeting was held at the Swan Inn at Hanley to consider establishing a Medical Dispensary, and a Ward for the reception of Fever Patients.

    The first public hospital in North Staffordshire opened in 1804. The inspiration to found a hospital came from local employers including Josiah Wedgwood II. The Dispensary is where patients came for diagnosis, treatment and inoculation against smallpox which had been recently been introduced following the pioneering work of Dr Edward Jenner. Medical science and the processes of life had been greatly advanced by the work, especially on gases, by such notables as Erasmus Darwin, Joseph Priestly, Humphrey Davy and Antoine Lavoisier all known personally to the Wedgwood family.

    The Staffordshire Advertiser an influential local newspaper helped raise £800 and was enough to commission Mr Bellhouse of Manchester to draw up the plans The Dispensary opened in April 1804 and the eleven bed House of Recovery, a euphemism for a fever ward, shortly after. Later it was decided to admit general and accident patients so providing an infirmary. Additional building work was undertaken.

    The institution continued to operate until 1819 when it had been realised that larger buildings were required and the site was not suitable for expansion. A new infirmary was erected in Etruria close to the Newcastle to Leek road with much better access. The new institution operated until 1869 when it was moved to the healthy and quiet suburb of Hartshill. It became the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary and with the City General Hospital is now the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

    Recently the Royal Infirmary was merged with the nearby Orthopaedic Hospital and City General Hospital to form the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.In 2003 the hospital was chosen for a £350-million Private Finance Initiative development, and work on major new facilities is now underway. Most of the wards and Accident & Emergency department will be moved from the Royal Infirmary site across to the new site over the course of 2012, after which the former site will be redeveloped for much needed housing in this area.

    From April 2012 all A&E departments were on the new site, together with new Maternity and Oncology units.



    Visited this with PV back a few months ago, was a right pain in the asre to navigate. Upstairs along corridors downstairs, in and out of doors and windows but eventually got round most of it. Seeing the chapel was bonus, just a shame the morgue was sealed. Always another day tho.


    On with the photos


























































    Thanks for looking


  2. Thanks given by: andylen, Electric, Hugh Jorgan, HughieD, krela, Mearing, ocelot397, odeon master, oldscrote, prettyvacant71, psykie, RevConroy, Rubex, titimo82, Trinpaul
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    September 2011
    Location
    Wales
    Age
    28
    Posts
    2,189
    Thanked
    2154

    Default


    Bloody stunning shots there! That entrance is a minter!

    Cheers for posting them up :)
    Dereliction Photography | Exploring The Hidden Past
    Dereliction Website | Find me on Facebook

  5. Thanks given by: jsp77, The aviator
  6. #3
    Join Date
    June 2014
    Posts
    714
    Thanked
    1219

    Default


    I don't normally care much for hospitals, but Wow that is simply stunning!
    One of the best Iv seen, thanks JSP

  7. Thanks given by: jsp77
  8. #4
    Join Date
    August 2017
    Posts
    58
    Thanked
    50

    Default


    nicely captured

  9. Thanks given by: jsp77
  10. #5
    Join Date
    September 2015
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    938
    Thanked
    2120

    Default


    Stunning pics as always mate, been looking forward to seeing your ones from here. Such a lovely place!

  11. Thanks given by: jsp77
  12. #6
    Join Date
    July 2016
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    146
    Thanked
    114

    Default


    Very nice jsp. Loving that quirky little chapel too.

  13. #7
    Join Date
    January 2013
    Location
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
    Posts
    4,342
    Thanked
    8237

    Default


    Possibly one of the best reports of 2017. Stunning.

  14. Thanks given by: jsp77
  15. #8
    Join Date
    February 2015
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Age
    60
    Posts
    2,265
    Thanked
    1492

    Default


    I like the chapel and the entrance with the nice tiling. Superb photos.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

  16. Thanks given by: jsp77
  17. #9
    Join Date
    February 2016
    Location
    Llanelli
    Age
    51
    Posts
    144
    Thanked
    401

    Default


    Another cracking set, well done.

  18. Thanks given by: jsp77
  19. #10
    Join Date
    April 2012
    Location
    braintree
    Posts
    1,638
    Thanked
    1797

    Default


    Run outa words to use JSP hahaha, so will fantastic, crackin set of images do...I feel like I'm too old to say awesome now Proper job

    I see you have included the shot which required nearly making a hole in the door for your camera to fit in to, I still wana go back and get that wide shot now I can see my camera LCD on my phone, oh how I'm scared of technology

    ...and you got to see all of the main tourist attractions in one day that took Dez, Dave and meself about 4 visits to find, memory and sense of direction all kickin in on the same day, I can 'ave me uses...After 8 mints please
    ...

  20. Thanks given by: jsp77
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Staffordshire royal infirmary sept 2017
    By Lavino in forum Hospitals & Asylums
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12th Oct 17, 21:30
  2. North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary - Stoke on Trent – September 2017
    By mockney reject in forum Hospitals & Asylums
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 29th Sep 17, 12:21
  3. Derby Royal Infirmary
    By donebythehands in forum Hospitals & Asylums
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 19th Feb 14, 12:07
  4. blackburn royal infirmary (may 08)
    By silverstealth in forum Hospitals & Asylums
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12th Jul 08, 14:44

About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us