Staff, past and present, outside Carter Bequest Hospital on 31 March 2015

Staff, past and present, outside Carter Bequest Hospital on 31 March 2015

After more than 89 years of caring for the people of Middlesbrough, Carter Bequest Hospital closed its ward doors on 31 March 2015. However, the GP surgery and certain other services, which reside there, remain operational.

From 1 April 2015 the services provided by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at Carter Bequest Hospital were relocated, with the exception of the speech and language service which will remain there until summer 2015.

Middlesbrough’s Stroke Association will also move to North Ormesby Health Village in the summer. Redcar and Cleveland’s Stroke Association has moved to Redcar Primary Care Hospital along with the trust’s stroke rehabilitation services, but the GP surgery – The Cambridge Medical Group  -  remains in the building.

The decision to close the hospital element came after a consultation led by South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group called IMProVE which was held in 2014. For more details on IMProVE click here.

The video below recalls the history of the building and fond memories of those who worked there and those who used the hospital services: