Abandoned Selly Oak Hospital, UK

Selly Oak Abandoned Hospital

Starting out as a Union Workhouse, Selly Oak hospital was expanded over the years. The hospital closed in 2012 and services were relocated to a new purpose built hospital nearby.

Visited January 2015  UK Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK Closed

History of the abandoned Selly Oak Hospital

Like many of the older hospitals in the UK, Selly Oak Hospital started out its life as a Union Workhouse for the poor. The Workhouse at Selly Oak was built in 1872 to replace five smaller hospitals around the area and could house 200 pauper inmates.

A separate infirmary was built in 1897 which could accommodate around 250 patients. At this time there were no operating theatres or a morgue. The internal walls were not plastered which was commonplace in Workhouses as painted brick was considered adequate for paupers. The workhouse and infirmary were separated by a high dividing wall and were run as two separate establishments.

The hospital was expanded gradually between 1911-1929 with the addition of operating theatres and surgical wards. The mortuary and pathology laboratories were added in 1934. The hospital was incorporated into the NHS in 1948 and ongoing improvements and additions were made until the site was closed in 2012.

Selly Oak Hospital - A hoist left behind on a ward
Selly Oak Hospital – A hoist left behind on a ward
Selly Oak Hospital - An empty ward
Selly Oak Hospital – An empty ward
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Ward space
Selly Oak Hospital – Ward space
Selly Oak Hospital - A few left over items in a corridor
Selly Oak Hospital – A few left over items in a corridor
Selly Oak Hospital - Bathroom
Selly Oak Hospital – Bathroom
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Partitions
Selly Oak Hospital – Partitions
Selly Oak Hospital - Operating lights in a clinical room
Selly Oak Hospital – Operating lights in a clinical room
Selly Oak Hospital - Clinical room
Selly Oak Hospital – Clinical room
Selly Oak Hospital - Reception area
Selly Oak Hospital – Reception area
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Window seat
Selly Oak Hospital – Window seat
Selly Oak Hospital - Reception area for a ward
Selly Oak Hospital – Reception area for a ward
elly Oak Hospital - Main hospital building front entrance
elly Oak Hospital – Main hospital building front entrance
Selly Oak Hospital - Entrance corridor
Selly Oak Hospital – Entrance corridor
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Main corridor
Selly Oak Hospital – Main corridor
Selly Oak Hospital - Looking down the main corridor
Selly Oak Hospital – Looking down the main corridor
Selly Oak Hospital - The Gallery
Selly Oak Hospital – The Gallery
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Kitchen
Selly Oak Hospital – Kitchen
Selly Oak Hospital - "The Gallery" restaurant
Selly Oak Hospital – “The Gallery” restaurant
Selly Oak Hospital - Hoists and curtains
Selly Oak Hospital – Hoists and curtains
Selly Oak Hospital - Another large ward
Selly Oak Hospital – Another large ward
Selly Oak Hospital - Examination bed
Selly Oak Hospital – Examination bed
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Very clean room
Selly Oak Hospital – Very clean room
Selly Oak Hospital - Curtain in a room
Selly Oak Hospital – Curtain in a room
Selly Oak Hospital - Chairs in a day room
Selly Oak Hospital – Chairs in a day room
Selly Oak Hospital - Curved reception desk
Selly Oak Hospital – Curved reception desk
Selly Oak Hospital - Ward walls
Selly Oak Hospital – Ward walls
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Wheelchair at lift
Selly Oak Hospital – Wheelchair at lift
Selly Oak Hospital - NHS Cup
Selly Oak Hospital – NHS Cup
Selly Oak Hospital - Syringe and scalpel
Selly Oak Hospital – Syringe and scalpel
Selly Oak Hospital - Top of stairs
Selly Oak Hospital – Top of stairs
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Items in cupboard
Selly Oak Hospital – Items in cupboard
Selly Oak Hospital - Wave!
Selly Oak Hospital – Wave!
Selly Oak Hospital - Bed in a ward room
Selly Oak Hospital – Bed in a ward room
Selly Oak Hospital - Ward room and reception
Selly Oak Hospital – Ward room and reception
Selly Oak Hospital - Partitioned ward
Selly Oak Hospital – Partitioned ward
 
Selly Oak Hospital - Ward reception
Selly Oak Hospital – Ward reception
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