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Royal Papworth Hospital, Multiple Visits May 2019

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KPUrban_

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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
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Theatre 4 again With working Lights
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Theatre full of equipment
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Theatre with leaking gas supply.
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Another theatre
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The Mortuary

Morgue Slab with and operating light.
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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.
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Large ward with 2 beds.
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The Nurses, Doctors and Surgeons "Good Bye" notice.
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Private Healthcare ward
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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-ho...ealthcare-winning-bidder-former-hospital-site

KP
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Bonus Photo
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[/url]Eyes of the future _ Abandoned Surgery
 
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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.
 

KPUrban_

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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.

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.
 
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