East Fortune Hospital

20th April 2013
Was on "official" duty today to do a bit of archiving in the area, so had to take advantage and get some extra shots of this fascinating abandoned hospital.

Taken from Wikipedia "In 1922 several buildings and an area of land were used to create East Fortune Hospital. This served as a tuberculosis sanatorium for the south east region of Scotland until the onset of World War II. The airfield was then brought back into service as RAF East Fortune, initially a training airfield, and the hospital patients were transferred to Bangour Hospital in West Lothian. The hospital re-opened after the war, but by 1956, as the number of tuberculosis patients began to fall, the hospital changed its function to house the mentally handicapped. In 1997, the hospital closed down."

This place is crying out to have a zombie/apocalypse movie made in it, maybe even just a photo shoot along those lines... hmmm :)

Still, have to say, don't go wandering around there peeps, very dangerous, and plenty dodgy floors & asbestos warnings.

Oh , and excuse my dramatic processing... having a play about day :)



Photo comment By Paul Readman: Great location, that! The old rusty pram frame looks especially good ... the old medical equipment is downright creepy. Cool.
Photo comment By m johnstone: Any memories from early 1950s photos etc
Photo comment By Grahame: I'm afraid not , I wasn't born until 1966.
Photo comment By melanie logan: this brought back memories ihad the Maliary form and was one of the first to be cured with the new found drugs..spent a long time in the hospital and had to go every year for check up until my teens...thank you

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