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UK St Cadocs Hospital - Caerleon - Wales - Dec 16

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6 minutes ago, coolboyslim said:

Shame a lot gone. but that chairs sweet and some cracking looking rooms. Great pics thx for posting.

Thanks mate :thumb 

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On 11/12/2016 at 10:20 AM, Urbexbandoned said:

That's lovely Lee, I really like shot 2 & the wallpaper & hall is stunning! The colours really suit it too. 

 

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Thanks Tracey, great to see one of these so untouched, also forgot how much I love photographing places above ground :)

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Is it fully closed now then? I remember seeing old reports from this place of it still being half active and people literally walking through the main entrance to get in...

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Oh i like that, kind of wish i'd have made the extra drive from cardiff when we were paying too much attention to the 'other one'. Place sort of has a bit of a Severalls feel to it too but in very very nice condition :) Top stuff lee :thumb 

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Been wondering where this one was, seen a few pics doing the rounds recently. All about that hall really, what a stunner!

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Cheers guys, bit of a time capsule this place, going to keep giving I think in the near future. 

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On 12/12/2016 at 4:54 PM, mookster said:

Is it fully closed now then? I remember seeing old reports from this place of it still being half active and people literally walking through the main entrance to get in...

Not fully closed, still various parts still going. 

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Ok folks...

 

First off, can I just say that these are beautiful photographs and whoever took them is a very talented photographer...

 

Secondly, can I also say that I appreciate VERY much that there was no vandalism or anything of that kind caused, but hey guys, have some respect..

 

This hospital is NOT closed down, nor is it in the process of "closing down" with "some parts still going"

 

It is in fact, a working, very busy, NHS hospital, with hundreds of staff, five fully functioning wards, and more than a few patients... In fact, very FAR from closing down, it is in fact, in the process of coming back to life, with sections being renovated and brought back into use on a regular basis.

 

I am proud to have been associated with this hospital for over 40 years now, and can tell you that "intruders" ARE spotted on a regular basis, and I myself PERSONALLY patrol the interior of the building [including the areas in your photographs] and I know full well when people have been in there!! which is how i found this site!!

 

Just this afternoon at about 1pm someone was reported to have been taking photos and was lucky not to have been arrested.. Later at about 4-30pm intruders were spotted again...  remember trespass might not be a criminal offence, but this is a working hospital which makes it just a wee bit different..

 

Speaking of wee..Some numptie urinated in a disused toilet a few days ago [was it you!!] and just this afternoon I have had to go and sort the smell out with Domestos lest it pervade the working ward downstairs..

 

Now, i know you people are interested in PRESERVING "what is left" and taking photos to preserve things for posterity, but this hospital is not closing!!! It is growing!!! Ask yourself why all the new car parks there have been built!!!

 

So finally, i really love the photos, but PLEASE have some respect, this place is home to a lot of people that are not very well and they deserve a bit of privacy....

 

Having said all that, if despite the above, anyone DOES visit the hospital, and they DO see any signs of criminal activity, or damage, or anything else that concerns them, PLEASE let them know in the general office. Even if you do give a false name and then clear off, PLEASE help the staff to keep the hospital a safe place for all concerned....

 

Thanks all!!

 

john...

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@John Hello and thanks for your comments. Like you've stated above, and i can't speak for everyone unfortunately, but people interested in this hobby are mostly interested in documenting old buildings photographically and not to cause any damage or inconvenience. Whether the hospital is closing or not, it is an example of an early 1900's Asylum and the unused parts will draw great interest to people like us I'm pretty sure that i CAN speak for everyone here that if an 'Urban Explorer' was to witness some little chav's attempting to wreck a piece of history we'd be dragging them by the ear out of the place ourselves so at least we've got some common ground here :) 

 

Bottom line is unfortunately (for you) people will attempt to photograph the place, it's inevitable. The fact that photographs are achieved from places like this only highlight the holes in preventative measures taken by the owners/users of the location :thumb 

 

Take care and happy new year John, maybe see you there someday :) 

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