The East Glamorganshire Hospital

Driving home from doing the shopping this afternoon, Kristi spotted this chimney out of the corner of her eye. Naturally, we just had to go and investigate, and with the last light of the day, we managed to snag this photo of what was once the East Glamorgan Hospital.

Built during World War II, the hospital was finally closed in 1999 after the opening of the new Royal Glamorgan Hospital over to the north-west of Llantrisant. Sadly, the handover did not go as smoothly as one would like, with human tissue samples reportedly discovered by the workmen who came to clear the site, and with patients of the mental health unit left with nowhere to move to.

Today, most of the site has been cleared for a large housing estate, but the iconic chimney still remains. Searching online, it isn’t clear what the site is used for today; the road shown in the picture has a sign insisting that the place is private and off-limits (which we respected), bearing the title of the Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust. Their website is still online, but the trust itself has been replaced not once but twice … a damning inditement of the inefficiency in government-run organisations over the lifetime of the current government.

If you’re able to shed some light onto what this site is used for today, please leave a comment below.

6 Comments

  1. Brett Bell says:
    March 21st, 2010 at 11:23 am

    The site is/was the NHS Laundry for the area.

  2. Brett Bell says:
    March 21st, 2010 at 11:23 am

    The site is/was the NHS Laundry for the area.

  3. debra says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    the site mentioned above still is the hospital laundry serving royal glamorgan hospital, prince charles hospital and the princess of wales hospital and other smaller hospitals inbetween.

  4. debra says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    the site mentioned above still is the hospital laundry serving royal glamorgan hospital, prince charles hospital and the princess of wales hospital and other smaller hospitals inbetween.

  5. steven waite says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I use to work in the laundry i worked there for eight years and had a lot of good friends the chimney stack you can see was the Insinarater the laundry itself not only served the hospitals stated but when Hensol laundry burnt down took on its work load and we also done Minehead Butlins and the royal Audanunse in Usk it was a great place to work i started there inside and ended up on the lorreys it was the best job i had the money was poor but being part of a front line servise was A1 there was photos taken a long time ago of the transport but cant remember who took them nice to see the photo the road i drove on Atleast ten times a day. regards Steven Waite Cwmparc r c t

  6. steven waite says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I use to work in the laundry i worked there for eight years and had a lot of good friends the chimney stack you can see was the Insinarater the laundry itself not only served the hospitals stated but when Hensol laundry burnt down took on its work load and we also done Minehead Butlins and the royal Audanunse in Usk it was a great place to work i started there inside and ended up on the lorreys it was the best job i had the money was poor but being part of a front line servise was A1 there was photos taken a long time ago of the transport but cant remember who took them nice to see the photo the road i drove on Atleast ten times a day. regards Steven Waite Cwmparc r c t

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