Sutton Hospital Block B (The Old Bit) - Surrey - December 2017

“In 1899, Sutton Cottage Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. At the time, the hospital housed just six beds, and operated from two semi-detached cottages in Bushy Road, Sutton.

As the population of Sutton grew, so too did the hospital. In 1902, the hospital moved to a new site, which consisted of four small wards, an administrative block and contained a total of 12 beds. It was at this point that the hospital became known as Sutton Hospital.

In 1930, the hospital began the expansion process again, this time with a purpose-built clinic at the current site. In 1931, the new hospital was officially opened. When the National Health Service (NHS) was implemented in 1948, the hospital was incorporated into the St Helier group. The hospital continued to receive support from voluntary activity and charitable organisations.

By 1950, further beds for inpatients were desperately needed and two further wards were added. Late in 1957, a new outpatients and pharmacy was added to the complex. By now, people were beginning to live longer and the increasing number of elderly people requiring care was putting added pressure on the hospital. A new geriatric rehabilitation unit was opened in 1959.

In 1983, a district day surgery unit was opened, meaning that patients could be treated and discharged within the same day. During 1990, the hospital underwent further improvements, and a work began on building an orthopaedic surgery. Patients first arrived for treatment here in January 1991.”

There were 3 blocks, Block A, B and C.

>Block A is filled with half the pigeon population of Sutton and is truly vile. I might eventually get round to
doing it properly, but its not an appealing one!

>Block B is well decayed, but still has a quite a few things left inside and isn’t too disgusting. The best one
IMO.

>Block C is very clean apart from a bit of graffiti but is empty and boring. We spent about 30 minutes in here
but the camera never came out the bag.

 

Block B is the only one worth doing really IMO.