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    Default Royal Papworth Hospital, Multiple Visits May 2019


    Intro
    This explore was a big one not in size, but for what it is. After construction began at the new site in 2015 I had kept a close eye on this. The hospital closed to the public earlier than anticipated and thus we ended up going days later...

    The Hospital
    1918 to 1950's
    Known as the Cambridgeshire Tuberculosis Colony
    Founded in 1918 the small village hospital began with the treatment of Tuberculosis soldiers in the First world War. And was directed Sir/DR Pendrill Varrier Jones.

    1950s to 1958
    Following the developed surgical facilities the hospital started with Chest and Lung (Thoracic) surgeries. After the expansion into Cardiac Surgeries Surgeon Ben Milstein performed the worlds first open heart surgery. In 1958.

    August 1979 to August 1994
    The Heart Surgeries
    For the first time a successful heart transplant carried out by Surgeon Terrence English on patient Keith Castle, within Papworth Hospital.
    In 1980, February, Paul Coffey receive the heart of a woman who had lost he life in a car crash become the 13th heat transplant in the UK.
    August 1994 saw the worlds first battery operated heart was placed inside 62 year old Arthur Cornhill at Papworth.

    May 2014
    The Duchess Of Gloucester revealed one of the brand new CT scanners in Papworth

    Royal Papworth Hospital
    In September 2017 the hospital was given a royal designation and was officially named in January 2018.


    The Explores
    Following the closure we quickly made our way to the hospital and had been surprised by how easy everything was.
    Whist shooting the operating rooms we quickly had to stay silent as security were meters away, inside.
    Once clear of that, we spent a few hours inside and soon realised other departments had been locked down.

    So a week later we headed back, little harder than last time, and managed areas we missed. We managed to access some of the more "futuristic" machines including nuclear medicine, CT and MRI.

    Then a day or so onward we came across the mortuary.

    Anyways, the interesting bit.
    Photos
    And Now in no apparent order.

    Operating Theaters

    Operating Theatre next to Theatre 4 With working Lights
    DSC_2363-HDR
    DSC_1936-HDR

    Theatre 4 again With working Lights
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    DSC_2072-HDR

    Theatre full of equipment
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    Theatre with leaking gas supply.
    DPRep1

    Another theatre
    DSC_2393-HDR

    The Mortuary

    Morgue Slab with and operating light.
    DSC_2426-HDR

    X-Ray and Scanners

    The X-Rays here had all been specialised for Angiography. Description from the NHS site: Angiography is a type of X-ray used to check the blood vessels. Blood vessels don't show up clearly on a normal X-ray, so a special dye needs to be injected into your blood first.

    CT Scanner
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    X-Ray with operating light
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    Big X-Ray Machine
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    Another machine, from the control room.
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    Wards

    Mallard Ward
    Bed with chairs.
    DSC_2005

    Large ward with 2 beds.
    Abandoned Ward

    The Nurses, Doctors and Surgeons "Good Bye" notice.
    DSC_2001

    Private Healthcare ward
    DSC_2063

    Anyways apart from numerous other wards we left. And since then security has actually started to do their job....

    The Hospital's Future
    Since closure the hospital has now been sold to a private company who plan to use is as a posh rehabilitation facility although I am unable to find any actual plans relating to this apart fro this article.
    https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/our-hos...-hospital-site

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    Bonus Photo
    [/url]Eyes of the future _ Abandoned Surgery
    Last edited by KPUrban_; 2nd Sep 19 at 11:38.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    We all know I was the first into those theatres. Good old Pappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerX View Post
    We all know I was the first into those theatres. Good old Pappy.
    Did you get an Urbex Trophy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Did you get an Urbex Trophy?
    🤣🤣 Well said.

    Nice one KP, you do like your hospitals don't you.

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    Blimey that's a mint one!
    Umm ghost in the first pic? ;)
    I honestly don't have the balls to do anything like that so I'm pleased you lot do them.
    Hospitals are still sad and miserable places, whichever way you look at them. They're still kinda fascinating too.
    Very good photos those.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerX View Post
    We all know I was the first into those theatres. Good old Pappy.
    Congrats, good ol pap indeed.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Did you get an Urbex Trophy?
    Unfortunately not, just a lot of questions relating to "Where is this"
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    ���� Well said.

    Nice one KP, you do like your hospitals don't you.
    Thanks. and I will admit, yes.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Blimey that's a mint one!
    Umm ghost in the first pic? ;)
    I honestly don't have the balls to do anything like that so I'm pleased you lot do them.
    Hospitals are still sad and miserable places, whichever way you look at them. They're still kinda fascinating too.
    Very good photos those.
    Well i think mint is a bit too decayed, may as well have been in use. It's a creepy and daunting thing to do a place round a week after closure.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Did you get an Urbex Trophy?
    Yes. I wrote my name on the whiteboard and the NHS wasn't very happy :)
    Explore what the world has forgotten.

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