A look inside the abandoned Merchiston Hospital

Merchiston Hospital was a hospital for mental health descended from Broadfield Hospital which was opened in 1925 and catered for mentally deficient men. Broadstone House was purchased by Paisley Burgh in 1929 to accommodate mentally deficient females and juveniles. Broadfield and Broadstone were administered as a single hospital. In 1946, Broadfield was sold to the Port Glasgow Town Council, who cleared the site. Paisley Burgh bought Merchiston House as a replacement and patients were moved there in 1948. This facility was known as Broadfield Hospital, Merchiston Unit. In 1958 two new wings were added providing an extra 70 beds. In 1979 Merchiston was redeveloped with four 30-bedded units built to a modern bungalow design. In 1948, with the advent of the National Health Service, the management of Broadfield (including the Merchiston Unit) was assumed by the Board of Management for Greenock and District Hospitals. In 1974 it passed into the care of the Inverclyde District of the Argyll and Clyde Board. The hospital closed in 2007-2008 with patients being moved to neighboring hospitals.

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Re: A look inside the abandoned Merchiston Hospital

By Anonymous

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Wait, isn't indymedia a "network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues"?

I don't quite see why a not very interesting video of an abandoned hospital would be an important social or political issue ... maybe you'd like to explain?

Surely this raises an important political issue that we're leaving old buildings and our heritage aside when they can clearly be re-used?

Surely this is an important issue ... Too bad it's not at all mentioned in the above article. Seems more like shameless self promotion and less like wanting to raise awareness of empty and potentially re-usable buildings.

Re: A look inside the abandoned Merchiston Hospital

By Anonymous

Yeah it does seem a bit self promoting but I do think it's an important issue these guys are raising.

Anonymous wrote:

 

Anonymous wrote:

 

Anonymous wrote:

Wait, isn't indymedia a "network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues"?

I don't quite see why a not very interesting video of an abandoned hospital would be an important social or political issue ... maybe you'd like to explain?

Surely this raises an important political issue that we're leaving old buildings and our heritage aside when they can clearly be re-used?

 

Surely this is an important issue ... Too bad it's not at all mentioned in the above article. Seems more like shameless self promotion and less like wanting to raise awareness of empty and potentially re-usable buildings.

Re: A look inside the abandoned Merchiston Hospital

By Anonymous

Wait, isn't indymedia a "network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues"?

I don't quite see why a not very interesting video of an abandoned hospital would be an important social or political issue ... maybe you'd like to explain?

Re: A look inside the abandoned Merchiston Hospital

By Anonymous

 

Wait, isn't indymedia a "network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues"?

I don't quite see why a not very interesting video of an abandoned hospital would be an important social or political issue ... maybe you'd like to explain?

Re: A look inside the abandoned Merchiston Hospital

By Anonymous

 

Anonymous wrote:

Wait, isn't indymedia a "network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues"?

I don't quite see why a not very interesting video of an abandoned hospital would be an important social or political issue ... maybe you'd like to explain?

Surely this raises an important political issue that we're leaving old buildings and our heritage aside when they can clearly be re-used?