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The Magdalen Asylum Co. Cork., Ireland (See the skulls in the stairs?) Magdalene asylums were institutions from the 18th to the late-20th centuries ostensibly for "fallen women", a term used to imply sexual promiscuity. The first asylum in Ireland opened on Leeson Street in Dublin in 1765, founded by the Protestant Lady Arabella Denny.

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Hackney Hospital, formerly the Union Workhouse ~ built in 1841 as a workhouse. In 1930, the workhouse came under the control of the London County Council, becoming Hackney Hospital. The final hospital departments closed in 1995. Described as "arguably the worst general hospital psychiatric facility in the country. The site was cramped & the monolithic workhouse became ill suited to modern medical standards."

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Cane Hill Was completed in 1882 and at its peak held a maximum of 2000 patents. It was considered at the time to be a prime example for the treatment of the mentally ill. Largely unchanged this imposing Victorian asylum continued to serve the Surrey area for the next century.

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Chilling images from Britain's long-lost lunatic asylums revealed in new book

Empty beds: Two pairs of shoes are all that remain of the occupants of these beds at the abandoned Surrey County Lunatic Asylum

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Hellingly Hospital was a large mental hospital in the village of Hellingly, east of Hailsham, in East Sussex, England. The hospital, also known as East Sussex County Asylum or just Hellingly, was opened in 1903. Its architect was GT Hine, one of the great asylum architects of the era.

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St John’s Asylum, Lincolnshire in the East of England was built 1852. It was originally built to house just 250 patients but by 1902 the asylum grounds covered 120 acres. The asylum finally closed its doors during December 1989 with all the patients being transferred to other nearby hospitals.

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Hellingly Hospital was a large mental hospital in the village of Hellingly, east of Hailsham, in East Sussex, England. The hospital, also known as East Sussex County Asylum or just Hellingly, was opened in 1903. Its architect was GT Hine, one of the great asylum architects of the era. Photo by Romany WG.

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St. Johns Hospital (Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum) I am awed by the stairways in these urban decays..... 4/29/13 CQ

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London County And Westminster Bank, 130 Whitechapel High Street, Aug 1911 via English Heritage

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Whittingham Asylum was at one stage the largest in Britain. Built in 1869 from the designs of Henry Littler, by 1939 its main building and annexes housed 3533 patients and 548 staff

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NHS director Peter Lewis jailed over corrupt hospital contract

An NHS director who received £80,000 in corrupt payments for awarding a hospital IT contract has been jailed. Peter Lewis, 57, of Windlesham, Surrey, admitted receiving payments from supplier Richard Moxon in return for the contract, worth £950,000. The software recorded accident and emergency data at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

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