The HH2 hospital dates back to the 1950s. Over the years the hospital expanded substantially; even adding a complete new wing. At a certain point, it became one of the biggest hospitals in the region with its own maternity, paediatrics departement and helicopter pad. The hospital only recently became abandoned and will be reconverted soon.
This psychiatric hospital dates back to the 1880s. Throughout the years, it has served many purposes. During both the First – and the Second World War, it was used as a hospital. Later on, it became a refuge for (male) mental patients. By the end of the 1990s, the hospital closed its doors. Even though the hospital was sold a mere two years after it shut down, the new owner never reinstated it and left the building to decay.
The preventorium, a fine piece of modernist architecture, used to house an institute for children with lung diseases. Located in the middle of the woods in the east of Belgium, all (natural) circumstances were favourable for their treatment. Years later, when the preventorium became abandoned, a couple of artists began to use it as atelier. Nowadays, the building is being renovated.
This abandoned hospital was built in the 1960s. After the last patient was transferred to a more modern facility a couple of years ago, the hospital has become the subject of a political battle between preservationists and their opponents who want to tear it down to construct a new project.
The psychiatric hospital was built in 1849 and named hospital ‘Meer en Berg’. In 1918 the hospital was renamed: ‘Provinciaal Ziekenhuis Santepoort’. Since then the hospital grew and became an institute housing 1500 patients. In 2002 the last patient left.