Standon Orthopaedic Hospital
Standon Hall - built in the first decade of the 20th century - was originally a family home before becoming an orthopaedic hospital in the 1920s. Hospital patients were cared for there for nearly 60 years, with the hall becoming a residential care home in the 1980s. In 2016 the site closed for good and has remained unused since.
During the 1930s pavilions for tuberculosis patients were built in the grounds whilst the main activity at the site was orthopedic treatment.
When Stafford General Hospital opened in 1983, the NHS sold the property into the private sector. The manor house was converted into a residential care home whereby the outbuildings, named 'The Beeches' specialised in dementia care for additional elderly residents.
The manor house itself is not included in this report as it was undegoing renovation when the explore was done. The out buildings are contrasted by extreme decay in some to other parts being relatively in good condition still.