Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Stratheden Hospital - Aug 18

  1. #1
    Join Date
    December 2017
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    119
    Thanked
    408

    Default Stratheden Hospital - Aug 18


    This was the first explore of our recent Scotland trip. We were very excited to see an asylum as preserved as this one in terms of the artefacts inside.



    Stratheden Asylum







    When the hospital was opened on 1 July 1866, it was known as the Fife and Kinross District Asylum. 159 patients were recorded on the roster although it was built to accommodate up to 200. The first chief physician, John Batty Tuke, pioneered the hospitals "open door" policy and helped change traditional methods of psychiatric care. Due to eventual overcrowding, the hospital was extended in 1896. Costing over 20,000, the extension increased the patient capacity to 600 and a further two new hospital wings were also built in 1905 due to the increasing number of patients. The creation of the NHS in 1948 completely re-organised the British health system and its hospitals. With the introduction of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1947 the name of the hospital changed from 'The Fife and Kinross District Asylum' to 'Stratheden Hospital' on 7 July 1948. 1960 saw the arrival of Dr Douglas Haldane, an energetic and recently appointed young consultant child psychiatrist. He had the novel idea of calling his department "Child and Family Psychiatry", a name that was to catch on elsewhere. His unit was located at 'Playfield House' and was opened in the grounds of the hospital. As the label implied, it catered for children, adolescents and their families. Eventually, in 1975 two purpose-built buildings were set aside for the in-patient care for whole family groups, along the lines of the Cassel Hospital, south of the border. The other consultant child psychiatrist appointed to the hospital was Dr Simon Lindsay, who had been a trainee of the distinguished child analyst Melanie Klein. Lindsay was said to have been the only direct Kleinian in the whole of Scotland. Plans for a new Intensive psychiatric care unit at Stratheden were approved in 2014 and construction began in 2015. The extension cost 4.4 million and includes a communal lounge, rooms for rehabilitative and therapeutic activities, access to an outdoor courtyard, private meeting rooms for visits from families or visitors, an IT suite and eight new patient en-suite rooms. It was opened in May 2016.



    This place seemed to be located in a place which had serious trouble with creating pavements so after we got off the bus nearby, we walked along a main road having to hop into the field every time a car went past on our side. Once we arrived, it was a lot easier than expected. It appears that they literally don't give a crap about the derelict part of the hospital, as it is left very accessible and noticeable.

























































    That's all for that - will have more coming in the following weeks. Here's the link to my documentary styled video of this exploration, I cover the site's past, present and future through cinematics and narration:







    Thanks for reading :)
    Last edited by krela; 12th Sep 18 at 17:29. Reason: Fixed video embedding
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

  2. Thanks given by: etc100, Hugh Jorgan, HughieD, krela, Locksley, Mikeymutt, prettyvacant71, RedX_unleashed, Rubex, Terminal Decline
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    June 2014
    Posts
    798
    Thanked
    1384

    Default


    That's pretty cool nice one. How long did it take u to set up the floor cleaners lol

  5. #3
    Join Date
    December 2017
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    119
    Thanked
    408

    Default


    Haha we didn't but it must have took absolutely ages
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

  6. #4
    Join Date
    September 2005
    Location
    Bristol, UK.
    Posts
    9,886
    Thanked
    6124

    Default


    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    That's pretty cool nice one. How long did it take u to set up the floor cleaners lol
    They've been like that for as long as I can remember!

  7. Thanks given by: UrbandonedTeam
  8. #5
    Join Date
    September 2015
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    945
    Thanked
    2135

    Default


    Nicely done mate! Glad you had a successful trip! Can’t wait to see the rest of your pics!

  9. Thanks given by: UrbandonedTeam
  10. #6
    Join Date
    February 2015
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Age
    61
    Posts
    2,305
    Thanked
    1521

    Default


    A nice set of photographs a pity the hospital is getting worse.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

  11. Thanks given by: UrbandonedTeam
  12. #7
    Join Date
    April 2008
    Location
    scotland
    Age
    52
    Posts
    1,046
    Thanked
    976

    Default


    Shame to see so many windows smashed :(

  13. Thanks given by: UrbandonedTeam
  14. #8
    Join Date
    April 2007
    Location
    Cambridge
    Age
    36
    Posts
    7,445
    Thanked
    7985

    Default


    Nice set. Looks a lovely place with still lots to see.
    Thanks for sharing! :)
    www.urbanXphotography.co.uk
    "We're not giving you a quote for your stupid forum signature"
    - Essex Police

  15. Thanks given by: UrbandonedTeam
  16. #9
    Join Date
    October 2013
    Posts
    2,981
    Thanked
    11247

    Default


    Very nice I enjoyed it here and got a selfie behind them floor cleaners.stussy and project mayhem set them up about four yrs ago
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

  17. Thanks given by: UrbandonedTeam
  18. #10
    Join Date
    March 2018
    Location
    Cambridgeshire.
    Posts
    287
    Thanked
    480

    Default


    Nice one, unusual to see the grass is cut.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
    KPUrbex

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Stratheden Hospital, Scotland - June 2018
    By Brewtal in forum Hospitals & Asylums
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30th Jul 18, 15:19
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 20th May 13, 18:42
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13th Mar 10, 22:13

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