Atkinson Morley Hospital,London 2008.
By 1859, the demand for more space for beds at St George's Hospital was at an all-time high, but Mr Atkinson Morley, one of the hospital's governors, and a wealthy hotel owner, left St George's £150,000 in his will. A plot of land in Wimbledon was purchased and the hospital built and opened in 1869. Originally opened as the first convalescent facility in the UK , but from 1942 the hospital went under a major change in use, from a convalescent facility to an internationally recognized neuroscience centre. Sadly the buildings were considered old and out of date and a new neuroscience wing was to be built at St George’s and Atkinson Morley closed in 2003.I have been informed that the site is to be redeveloped into a BUPA hospital. During our visit,we saw the Scanner,the x-ray rooms and the mortuary..there appears to be a team of asbestos removers working on the upper floors,so we kept well away.This was a lovely explore indeed.Read More