Billinge Hospital

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Billinge Hospital

Postby BBs » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:56 pm

Billinge Hospital was originally founded in 1837 as a Wigan Poor Law Union hospital and workhouse.[1] Mental Health services are still available

Opened in 1968, Billinge Maternity Hospital served as the maternity facility for the surrounding areas, including much of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan,[2][3] parts of the Metropolitan Borough of St.Helens and parts of the District of West Lancashire .

In June 2004, the maternity hospital was closed and maternity facilities were transferred to other units at hospitals in surrounding districts. Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust, who administered at Billinge Maternity Hospital, were transferred to a new maternity unit at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary (more commonly known as Wigan Infirmary) in Wigan.[4] Maternity care units were upgraded in surrounding boroughs at Bolton Hospital, Salford Royal, Chorley Hospital, Warrington Hospital and Ormskirk Hospital.

In March 2007, demolition work on the maternity hospital building commenced. As of May 2007, only a small section of the maternity unit is left standing.

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Re: Billinge Hospital

Postby BBs » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:18 pm

DD and i went for wander to have a look at Billinge hospital
Most of the hosptial has been demolished,But for some strange reason they have left this bit still standing.
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Re: Billinge Hospital

Postby BBs » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:33 pm

Heres more.
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Re: Billinge Hospital

Postby BBs » Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:41 pm

and the last .
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Re: Billinge Hospital

Postby x_plore » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:17 am

Nice little explore guys well done. Wonder why they haven't demolished this part then? Is it listed?

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Re: Billinge Hospital

Postby diggingdeeper » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:02 am

Demolition people often leave one building up until the last minute, I'm not sure if its for storage or perhaps some tax fiddle, I'll get round to asking them one day.

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Re: Billinge Hospital

Postby BBs » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:53 pm

Maybe some clause in the land.who knows.


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