The hospital closed in 2012 upon completion of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Relocation of the first services from Selly Oak began during the summer of 2010 when its A&E department moved to the new Q.E.Hospital on 16 June and over the next 7 days Critical Care and other departments moved step-by-step the 1.5 miles to the new hospital. On average one inpatient was moved every 5 minutes between 7 am and early evening On the morning of 23 May 2010 a ‘Service of Thanks’ was held at Selly Oak Hospital to celebrate a century of caring and this was followed by a fun fair at which staff and patients were invited to “Take a Trip Down Memory Lane”, sign a memory wall  and contribute to an on-line memories website. The reorganisation was first planned in 1998 though it was not until October 2004 that planning approval was given by Birmingham City Council, with construction beginning during 2006. Selly Oak Hospital was well renowned for the trauma care it provided and had one of the best burns units in the country. It was also home to the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, which cared for injured service men and women from conflict zones, as well as training service medical staff in preparation for working in such areas. In March 2007, the Hospital was alleged to be not properly treating Iraq war veterans. The hospital has also appeared in national newspapers with stories of servicemen being verbally abused in the […]
Maes Mynan Hall was a warm, friendly and caring home. The proprietor, Dr. Don Harrison and his dedicated team of qualified nurses and care assistants aimed to provide the highest standards of care and comfort for all the residents but failed consequently resulting in its closure. The home had all modern nursing facilities and specialist equipment. The lounges and day areas vary in style to suit different needs and requirements and residents could choose where to dine, and may also dine in the privacy of their own rooms. Bedrooms are mostly single, some with en-suite facilities.
The Pheasant, in Welland, near Malvern, closed in July 2010, prompting villagers to maintain a nightly vigil for 13 weeks, gathering outside to show a community presence and protect it from vandalism. Now they are stepping up their campaign to have it reopened and are hoping to enlist the support of the community group Pub Is The Hub. They have also launched an online petition. Campaigner Matt Moore said people feared there would be an application to redevelop the site for housing. He said: “Pub Is The Hub is willing to try and help, provided people are interested, which is why we want to publicise the petition.” The pub’s freeholder is Peter Bailey, of Worcester-based Dalelong Property. Mr Moore said campaigners hope to work alongside him to secure the pub’s future. Another campaigner, Roy Sumner, said: “The Pheasant is in a prominent position on the crossroads right in the heart of the village. “It’s across the road from the church and the village hall, and the primary school is only a little further away. The pub is now boarded up and it’s an eyesore.” The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has already pledged its support. Spokes-man Mark Haslam said: “Welland is a sizeable community, and the Pheasant is centrally-located and has historically traded satisfactorily. We would support any effort by the community to get it back in use.”
World War Two military airfield with post war civilian use of the site. Construction of the airfield began in 1938, it was partly complete by 1940, though work on the airfield buildings continued into 1941. From 1940 the airfield was operated by Maintenance Command, particularly by 29 Maintenance Unit. Civilians from the Ministry of Aircraft Production were also worked at the base. From 1941-1942 the airfield was taken over by Fighter Command, and it was used by 68, 255 and 257 Squadrons, also 1456 Flight. These were mainly night fighter units. From 1942 the base was also used by the United States Army 8th Air Force’s 309 Fighter Squadron. The role of the site changed in 1943 to training: it was used mainly by 60 Operational Training Unit for this purpose. By the end of the war High Ercall had a variety of hangars including the initial J and K types, with added L, T2, Robin and Blister type aircaft hangars: none of the last three types have survived. Most of these were grouped around the south and western edge of the flying fields, with two additional sites further to the west and dispersals to the east side. Living quarters were to the south of the flying field. There were a range of permanent technical buildings at the main unit site and the technical site. The site was used post-war by the Royal Air Force for storage and scrapping of aircraft and from 1968 by the Road Transport Industry Training […]