British Military Hospital

Built: 1952

Abandoned: 2005

Visited: 2013

Germany

This old military hospital was built in 1952 close to a English military base. The hospital functioned as a general hospital for the British military RAF-personnel and their families living at bases in West-Europe. In 1992 the British Government dictated the number of beds being reduced from 171 to 90 with the closure of the pediatric and special care baby units. Later the combination of the medical and surgical wards closed together with the maternity unit.

Closing

The RAF hospital closed after 43 years as a general hospital. From 1995 a small in-patient psychiatric unit and some community services remained on the site while all other secondary care was transferred to local German hospitals. In 2010 the site was handed back to the German authorities.

Photos British Military Hospital

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