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Royal Haslar hospital - 2015

Sweetpea

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firstly thanks for taking the time to have a look at my report (its my first one so go easy lol)

history stolen from wiki

The Royal Hospital Haslar was designed by Theodore Jacobsen and built between 1746 and 1761. The site opened as a Royal Navy hospital in 1753. It has had a very long and distinguished history in the medical care of service personnel both in peacetime and in war since that time, treating many tens of thousands of patients.

Haslar was the biggest hospital – and the largest brick building – in England when it was constructed. Dr James Lind (1716–1794), a leading physician at Haslar from 1758 till 1785, played a major part in discovering a cure for scurvy, not least through his pioneering use of a double blind methodology with Vitamin C supplements (limes). The hospital included an asylum for sailors with psychiatric disorders, and an early superintending psychiatrist was the phrenologist, Dr James Scott (1785–1859), a member of the influential Edinburgh Phrenological Society.

In 1902 the hospital became known as the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar (abbreviated to RNH Haslar).

In the 1940s, RNH Haslar set up the country's first blood bank to treat wounded soldiers from the Second World War.

In 1966, the remit of the hospital expanded to serve all three services – the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, after which time, it became known as the Royal Military Hospital Haslar.

In 1996 the hospital again became known as the Royal Hospital Haslar.

In 2001, the provision of acute healthcare within Royal Hospital Haslar was transferred from the Defence Secondary Care Agency to the NHS Trust. The Royal Hospital was the last MOD-owned acute hospital in the UK. The decision to end the provision of bespoke hospital care for Service personnel was taken prior to the UK's expeditionary campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, but was nevertheless followed through, largely on the grounds of cost. The change from military control to the NHS, and the complete closure of the hospital have remained the subject of considerable local controversy.

The hospital formally closed in 2009 and the site has since started to be redeveloped.

The site[edit]

Water tower on the site

In 2001 Haslar was designated a Grade II listed historic park. Several of the buildings are listed.

On 17 May 2010 an investigation of the hospital's burial ground, by archaeologists from Cranfield Forensic Institute, was featured on Channel 4's television programme Time Team. It was estimated that up to 7,785 individuals had been buried there, although other estimates say there could be anything up to 20,000.

From 1758 the chief surgeon was James Lind, who previously, though unwittingly, had discovered the cure for scurvy. Lind's pioneering work on infection control considerably reduced mortality rates. Archaeological investigations showed evidence of scurvy and revealed that limb amputations had been commonplace.

The last military-run ward[edit]

The last military-run ward was ward E5, a planned orthopaedic surgery ward. The ward encompassed 21 beds in small 'rooms', and was run by the military staff with some NHS colleagues; the ward manager was a serving military officer. The ward was served by both military and NHS doctors; the ancillary staff were non-military.

The ward closed in 2009 along with the rest of the site and military staff moved to new posts within MDHU Portsmouth or other units around the country.

March out[edit]

To mark the handover of control to the civilian NHS trust, the military medical staff marched out of RH Haslar in 2007, exercising the unit's rights of the freedom of Gosport.[1]

The staff consisted of Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Army led by a band of the Royal Marines. The Gosport citizens are said to deeply saddened by the closure of Haslar and there are campaigns to keep the hospital open. Gosport politicians cite that the UK is the only country in the Western world not to have a dedicated Military hospital, run by and for its military staff – who understand the needs and ideology of the service person. At present, most casualties from conflicts return to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for treatment at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.

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and those stairs!!

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first of many reports from me thanks for looking again

 
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Thats a cool opening thread Pete your write up and pics are spot on

Thanks for sharing buddy (y)

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Go easy on your first report? No way!!

Great set of pics mate, look forward to more :)

 

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Cracking first report, and Haslar is an amazing place and you've taken some beaut shots there! Thanks for sharing :)

 

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cheers guys ive been twice now so got the best ones second time round!

 

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Holy Moly, that's a belter! (y)

 

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lovely stuff, never did get there !

 

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Great first report mate! Really need to see this one. Seem to have a lot better hospitals down south than up north.

 

Sweetpea

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You guys have better industry though i prefer it up north

 

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Yeah we did have Whitty which was a gem, imo anyway. Shouldn't complain really we do have some cool stuff up north as well. Get well jelly of anyone that puts a report up of this place though lol.

 

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The staircase with the peeled paint in front is cool.

 

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Nice report, mate and a cracking set of shots! For a first report, you've done yourself, and the site, proud! Good stuff!

 

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As already mentioned spot on for a first report (y)

 

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That's a quality set there, 3rd from last is a beauty (y)

 

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Awesome set from here. Not one bad shot in there at all.

It's one of those that I need to get my arse in gear and get out in the motor. One thing that puzzles me about Haslar, is there no morgue there? I've yet to see a report with a morgue from Haslar.

 

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Great looking location, love those stairs, great images.

 
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