Some of your questions hopefully answered here
Any comments, memories, stories etc. will always be welcome, and you can add these to "YOUR MEMORIES" area.
Due to other committments, we will no longer be able to respond to individual requests for access to the old Hospital.
However, it might be worth you taking a few moments to read the below. We get several enquiries / requests each month for ways of getting permission to have a look around the old Hospital Buildings & Grounds, with reasons varying from Student Projects to Ghost Hunters. Whilst any interest in Severalls Hospital and this website is acknowledged and appreciated, we simply just don't have the time to reply, so hopefully the below will be of some help.
Q. How can I get permission to look around the old Hospital Site?
A. You could try contacting the Owners of the Site (currently the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
-however, access is not normally given, for Health & Safety reasons.
Q. I am a Student, Filming / Television Scout or similar, and would like to film / take photographs of the Hospital?
A. Again, you could try asking the current Owners (http://www.nepft.nhs.uk/contact-us/)
Q. Where is the best place to begin looking for information relating to former Patients & Staff?
A. ERO website:- http://www.essex.gov.uk/Libraries-Archives/Record-Office/Pages/Record-Office.aspx
SEAX (online Archive Search):- http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/default.asp
-Usually with SEAX, you'll need to obtain a Readers Ticket if you are intending to order any documents for viewing.