Service Hospitals

come_the_day

Lantern Swinger
Of course, there aren't any in UK nowadays, but there is a popular RNH Plymouth reunion cycle (next in Sep 06 at the Holiday Inn, Plymouth) and a dedicated website for old Stonehousians.

The Royal Hospital Haslar is the last UK hospital with current Service connections and military withdrawal is due to take place at the end of March 2007. There must be many old medics in Rum Rationland who will have an opinion (if not many!) on this situation, so here's an invitation to join the thread.
 

andym

War Hero
Thin end of the wedge,it is.so whats going to happen to the Haslar buildings?They cant be bulldozed cos theyre protected.Maybe they will end up like the Old RNH in Great Yarmouth,converted into over priced appartments!so much history and suffering all gone!Its bound to go pear shaped,the NHS and the MOD are just too different to be able to amalgamate.
 

StevieB

Newbie
Devonport rules for me! Many happy years between ships at RNH Stonehouse. A real social family and great team spirit. Worked hard but played even harder.

Many blasts from the past will no doubt join this thread. Although a civvy for the past 11 years I'll never forget my time in Guzz's great hospital. In comparison Derriford is the pits!!!!
 

sidon55

Lantern Swinger
Wonder what they will do with Rose Cottage ?

Maybe the submariner who bought a cottage in Wales, also called Rose Cottage, will be interested. (Don't think he realised the connection)
 

andym

War Hero
If i had a serous RTA in Gosport,i wouldnt want the trip to Cosham!ts bloody daft.They have an MOD wing in the Edith Cavell Hosp in Peterborough,the conflicts between military way of doing things v the civvy way are immense"!
 

QARNN01

Midshipman
Yes it's true, we are all out in March 2007 - Haslar's a bit of a ghost town already with all the main offices moved to Fort Blockhouse or QA... as for the military nurses, there's less and less of us getting drafted there each month. Haslar will become luxury flats, mark my word. It happened to The old victorian hospital in Edinburgh so it'll happen here - the only bit they can knock down is the centre block which is a hideous eyesore anyway!!! QA sucks by the way. Big time.
 
Typical of any administration regardless of colour, they know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Only ever been in RNH once in 1967 for a perforated ear drum, no complaints I can tell you. These days you go in hospital for an in- growing toenail and you will be lucky to escape with your life, dirty hovels that they are.
 

come_the_day

Lantern Swinger
It would appear that Ventress is right about a delay, but my hankering is more for when it was a purely Service hospital. My real nostalgia is, like the old Butterfield golfer's, for RNH Plymouth in the 70s and 80s. We probably weren't as good as we thought we were, but the Janners liked us much better than the competition!
 

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