When did old Ashington Hospital close?

When did old Ashington Hospital close?

This 1982 photo from our archive shows staff on the picket line outside the old Ashington Hospital which closed down in 2004 before being demolished.

Is wansbeck in Ashington?

Wansbeck General Hospital is situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington.

When did Wansbeck hospital open?

June 1993
Wansbeck General Hospital/Founded

When was Ashington built?

In 1913, Ashington Hospital was built.

Where is the town of Ashington in Northumberland?

Ashington is a town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, with a population of 27,864 at the 2011 Census. It was once a centre of the coal mining industry. The town is 15 miles (24 km) north of Newcastle upon Tyne , west of the A189 and bordered to the south by the River Wansbeck .

What was the name of the railway station in Ashington?

Ashington was linked to the Blyth and Tyne Railway in the 1850s, and also to the East Coast Main Line near Ulgham (pronounced Uffham). The railway was also used by passenger trains until the Beeching Axe in 1964 closed the railway station, called Hirst railway station, which had opened in the 1870s.

When did they start building the Ashington estate?

New estates were built in different areas. The biggest building programme was in the late 1960s and saw Ashington extend south from Seventh Avenue opposite the Technical College towards North Seaton and south eastwards towards the A189. Some of the houses at the north end of Alexandra Road were private homes.

When did Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington close?

It was about 1/4 mile from the town centre. The hospital was expanded in the 1950s and ’60s with large new wings. This hospital was closed in the mid 1990s and replaced by the new Wansbeck General Hospital which opened on a green-field site on the eastern edge of the town with better links to the A189 Spine Road.