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Re: Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham
« Reply #81 on: December 18, 2016, 15:06:30 »
Very nice. That's probably the end nearest Windmill Road, with York Avenue in the background. There used to be a long, single storey 'corridor structure' protruding from this side. we used to call it 'the morgue'. Whether it actually was the morgue or not, I don't know...

Letting my secrets out but after my bad car accident in 1969 i studied as a Student Nurse at the Medway Hospital from 1970.

I felt my Joinery trade was too strenuous for my injuries at the time to resume it.

The Morgue was then at the far end of the 900ft basement passageway as you say merc, i frequently had to go down there and it was a long walk from up on D2 one of the Orthopedic Wards.

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« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2016, 00:22:44 »
found this interesting read about the hospital that doesn't appear to be on the thread

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2299566/pdf/brmedj07292-0025.pdf
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Re: Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham
« Reply #79 on: October 11, 2016, 00:10:20 »
The final comment on this link mentions an underground section of the hospital

http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=969.0;wap2

Kyn also briefly mentions an underground theatre in reply 41 of this thread.
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Re: Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham
« Reply #78 on: October 10, 2016, 19:59:39 »
Does anybody have any info regarding the scheme of plans that were drawn up and approved in 1939 to build an underground Operating Theatre (at a cost of 7500) . Was it ever built and if so is it still there?

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Re: Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham
« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2016, 22:36:08 »
6 photos from the Imperial War Museums collection.
No date given apart from 1914-1918. As some of the photos show the wounded from the raid on Zeebrugge, I would date them late April- May 1918.

IWM (Q 18932) An operating theatre at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham.

IWM (Q18929) A surgeon examines a convalescent patient wounded at Zeebrugge whilst female nurses redress the wound at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham.

IWM (Q 18933) A ward at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham.

IWM (Q 18934) An impromptu band at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham.

IWM (Q 18926) A member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) serving tea to a convalescent patient at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham.

IWM (Q 18925) Members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) having tea at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham.
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Re: Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham
« Reply #76 on: February 04, 2015, 21:11:32 »
Here's a postcard I've just acquired. It appears to show the shelters mentioned earlier in this thread.

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« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2015, 23:07:42 »
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« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2015, 23:06:38 »
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« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2015, 23:03:09 »
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« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2015, 18:33:47 »
Medical Mess

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« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2015, 18:32:29 »
Surgeon Captains (Medical) House

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« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2015, 18:31:26 »
Surgeon Commanders (Medical) Residence

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« Reply #69 on: November 12, 2014, 19:27:19 »
Resident Officers' billiard room and reading room.

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« Reply #68 on: November 09, 2014, 16:35:57 »
(Surgical) Surgeon Captain's House

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« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2014, 00:02:02 »
The next building round was the Store Officer & Cashier and the Chaplain's residence but these have been demolished.

The next building was the residence for the Surgeon Rear Admiral.

 

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