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Great Britain Royal Papworth (Thorax Hospital) - May 2019

KPUrban_

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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.

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.

About a week later we found that police training had started and parts had started to be stripped.

Operating Theaters

Operating Theatre 5
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Theatre 4
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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

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

Bed with chairs.
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Large ward with 2 beds.
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Abandoned Ward

Private Healthcare ward
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Admin Building

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Anyway that's all.
 
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Some great shots there. Nice job getting in there early and covering it while everything remained.

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Thanks, could have been shot differently: higher tripod, different angle, different positioning in the room ect.
Ha sounds a bit like me, always find a way to be critical of my pics!
 

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Fantastic photos! No need to be critical of your pictures, you've done a great job capturing this place :)
 
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Clean as a whislte this, nice! bet its not like that anymore.



Being critical just means you keep getting better.
Unfortunately it's empty now.
I have a couple comparison photos, If you're interested.
Theatre 5
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Abandoned Operating Theatre 5 UK
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Theatre 5 empty

Not the same room but you get the idea.
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Chaotic Examinations
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X Ray Shield
 
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