VIDEO: The News visits abandoned Heanor Memorial Hospital

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It has been at the heart of the community in Heanor since 1925, but now the corridors of the town’s memorial hospital echo with an eerie silence.

The Ilkeston Road site has been closed since September after brown asbestos was found in the boiler room.

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From left to right: director of operations for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust William Jones, chair of the NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) Sheila Newport and the CCG's chief officer Andy layzell.
nrhn 070214 From left to right: director of operations for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust William Jones, chair of the NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) Sheila Newport and the CCG's chief officer Andy layzell.

There was no need for gas masks on Wednesday (February 5) as the News was taken on a tour of the empty health facility – no airborne particles of the potentially deadly dust have ever been found there.

 

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