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Thread: St. George's Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex - October 2018

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    Default St. George's Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex - October 2018


    History
    The hospital originally opened in 1938 as a home for the elderly, known as Sutton's Institution. During the Second World War it was used as accommodation for airmen based at RAF Hornchurch. In 1948 it joined the NHS as St. George's Hospital.
    The NHS announced the hospital would be refurbished in 2012, but a month later Legionella was found in the buildings water system, resulting in immediate closure, with the transfer of the remaining 44 patients.
    Finally, in March 2018 the site was sold to a property developer for £40 million, with demolition beginning later that year.

    The Explore
    Visited just a bit too late to see the main corridor which stretched the full length of the site. However, there was some good natural decay and the buildings have somehow managed to survive virtually free of graffiti and vandalism. There was onsite security, but I managed to get around the site without any issues.


    The main hall
    One of my favorite parts of the hospital, some nice natural decay here

    St Georges Hospital 1 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 2 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 3 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    Empty projector room

    St Georges Hospital 4 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    The Kitchens

    St Georges Hospital 5 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 6 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 7 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    The walls and floor of this room, near the kitchen, were covered in cork

    St Georges Hospital 8 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 9 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    Upper flight of stairs leading nowhere

    The water tower

    St Georges Hospital 10 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 11 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 12 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 13 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    Beautiful spiral staircase leading to the top of the water tower

    St Georges Hospital 14 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 15 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 16 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    Base of the chimney

    St Georges Hospital 17 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr
    Boiler house

    The corridors
    I was gutted to have missed these by only a few weeks

    St Georges Hospital 18 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 19 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr


    The wards
    Completely stripped of everything, door frames, parquet flooring, toilets, etc.

    St Georges Hospital 20 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 21 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    The tiling in the corridors was nice though

    St Georges Hospital 22 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 23 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    Nice peeling paint

    St Georges Hospital 24 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 25 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    The roof space above the wards was a bit more interesting though

    St Georges Hospital 26 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr
    Bathroom

    Admin Block

    St Georges Hospital 27 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    The morgue
    Although missing the slab it was still quite nice

    St Georges Hospital 28 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr

    St Georges Hospital 29 by Terminal Decline, on Flickr



    St Georges Hospital 30 by Terminal Decline, on Flick
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    Thanks for looking

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    Nice one. I've never been much of a fan of the hospitals but I did like some bits there. The flaking peeling paint was mad! Roof spaces I reckon will have things hidden in them..

    Lots of hospital closures. Mustn't be any poorly people these days..
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Good report, that shot looking out to where the link tunnel used to be makes me really sad as some of those murals were just great. I guess this is at least one of the reasons we do what we do - to make a record of these things to be viewed when they're lost. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice report there. Seeing this now makes me feel like an idiot for not doing this earlier.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
    KPUrbex

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    Shit this place is disappearing fast still you got some cool shots from it, musta been sumfink wrong wiv that chimney if you didn't take a peek haha, nice one TD.
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