Monday 11 August 2014

Joint Working

Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum, later Knowle Hospital

The former psychiatric hospital estate has been used for many interesting purposes, not least super-luxury apartments (see the fancy flats at the former Knowle Hospital in my picture above).

But it must be a first to turn a disused psychiatric hospital ward into a cannabis factory as has happened at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff - see the story here. And before the hospital has actually closed its doors.

Apparently the villains had tapped into the Health Board's electricity supply to create the intense light and heat required.

My experience of mental hospitals is that they are often kept much too warm and stuffy, like wards for people who are physically fragile, which is inappropriate and encourages passivity.

So the leccy bills probably didn't go up.