Hospital Ghosts and Hauntings

 
 


Grey Figure

Location: Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Queens Medical Centre - University Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s onwards
Further Comments: A figure wearing a grey robe has been spotted wandering around at night, though vanishes when people start to look for the figure. Nurses who sleep in one of the rest rooms have been woken up by a black nurse - no nurse matching her description actually works at the centre.


 
 


Grey Nun

Location: Outer London: Stanmore (Greater London) - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 13 November (reoccurring), although may have last been seen 30 November 2009
Further Comments: Built on the site of a nunnery, the hospital is now visited by a gliding figure that is thought to come from the former building.


 
 


Floating Beds

Location: Paisley (Renfrewshire) - Alexandra Nursing Home (formerly Royal Alexander Infirmary Hospital), Calside
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Aug 1994 - May 1999
Further Comments: A former staff member claimed that a number of her colleagues had experienced paranormal phenomena at the building. These included hearing footsteps in the loft (the area was padlocked off), a phantom man dragging what looked like a body bag, beds being elevated and pushed away from the wall, and noises of running water and whispers in rooms where residents were asleep.


 
 


Lady of Glen Coats

Location: Paisley (Renfrewshire) - Coats Hospital, Ferguslie Park (no longer standing)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This shade could be heard playing the piano in the upper part of the building, when not standing over sleeping patients. She may be the same ghost as the 'White Witch', another entity from the same locale.


 
 


Lady Albertha

Location: Plymouth (Devon) - Albertha ward, Greenbank Hospital (no longer standing)
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: The shade of Lady Albertha, who donated the money for the ward to be built, used to appear beside the cots of sick children. When she appeared, the child was sure to recover, regardless of how ill they were.


 
 


Napoleonic POW

Location: Plymouth (Devon) - Freedom Fields Hospital (no longer operational)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1976
Further Comments: A third year student nurse spotted a short man in blue uniform running down a staircase. Phoning security, they reassured the student that the figure was the resident ghost, a Napoleonic prisoner of war.


 
 


Woman in White

Location: Plymouth (Devon) - Geriatric wards, Mount Gould Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Varies
Further Comments: These wards are reputed to be built on the site of a battle and numerous unexplained occurrences are said to have happened. One male staff member reported a white lady who disappeared into a room. On investigation, the room was found empty, but the patient the man was standing beside at the time of the sighting died before morning, even though he was not obviously unwell.


 
 


Looking for Child

Location: Portsmouth (Hampshire) - St Mary's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969
Further Comments: A ghostly woman in a dressing gown was once said to wander the hospital looking for her baby, who had died of unknown complications.


 
 


Most Not Haunted?

Location: Ryhope (Durham) - Cherry Knowle Hospital, Laurels Block
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2008
Further Comments: Ghost hunters were said to be putting their lives at risk by breaking into this former hospital, and local newspaper Sunderland Echo named it 'the most haunted hospital in the UK'. Unfortunately, there is a distinct lack of ghost stories relating to the structure, and one can not help but to think a modern myth is in the making.


 
 


Nurse in Long Skirt

Location: Scunthorpe (Lincolnshire) - Scunthorpe General Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: During the illness of a baby
Further Comments: If a baby is seriously ill on the ward, a ghostly nurse in a long skirt sometimes appears, accompanied by the smell of violets. The baby always recovers after her visit.


 
 


Sound of New Boots

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - Guy's Hospital, St Thomas Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1969?
Further Comments: A nurse dressed in late nineteenth century garb has been seen walking down the corridors of the hospital, sometimes placing her hand on patient's shoulders to reassure them. When not seen, she is heard - pacing loudly down echoing walkways.


 
 


Grey Nurse

Location: SE1 (Greater London) - St Thomas' Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century, prior to a death of a patient
Further Comments: This figure, reluctant to leave her job, has been mistaken for a real nurse - until she vanishes into thin air. Although her facial details are perfect, no one has been able to place or identify her. Some have reported that patients who spotted this phantom woman died soon after, while other stories say that the ghost is cut off from the knees down.


 
 


Old Lady

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Middlewood Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: This old lady has been seen wandering around the former Ward Eight, where she disappears when she walks through a wall. There are also stories of disembodied footsteps running on the stairs.


 
 


Matron

Location: Sheffield (Yorkshire) - Northern General Hospital, Vickers Corridor
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 2003
Further Comments: At least two members of staff have reported the same 'dream' while sleeping in the staff room - they have awoken to see an angry matron-styled nurse with one hand over the witnesses mouth and the other hand around their neck, trying to strangle them. One witness kicked and screamed before the apparition vanished in the blink of an eye.


 
 


Male in Blue Uniform

Location: St Leonards (Sussex) - St Helen's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1980s
Further Comments: This old man dressed in blue has been reported near the area where the old hospital radio station once stood. His footsteps were also often heard down empty corridors.


 
 


Glowing Lady

Location: Stockport (Cheshire) - St Thomas's Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Prior to a death
Further Comments: This radiant woman appears dressed as either a nurse or a nun, and always just before the death of a patient on a certain ward.


 
 


Children

Location: Stoke on Trent (Staffordshire) - City General Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: The old block containing the paediatric ward was believed to be haunted by several children. One doctor running through the block after being bleeped saw seven children playing in the area. It wasn't until later she realised that the ward was closed and empty.


 
 


Green Man

Location: Stotfold (Bedfordshire) - Fairfield Hospital (was The Three Counties Asylum), now private flats
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1996
Further Comments: A member of staff reported seeing a man wearing a green staff uniform walking towards the hospital who vanished without trace. Footsteps would also be heard from empty rooms, wheelchairs moved unaided, door handles turned without human hand nearby and locked windows would be found open.


 
 


Whitish Figure Running over Brambles

Location: Stowmarket (Suffolk) - Pauper's Graveyard (near Stowlodge Hospital?)
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: 1970s
Further Comments: The witness said this figure appeared quite normal, but drew attention to itself by running a couple of inches over the foliage in this area. He speculated the ghost is one of the poor buried in the nearby graveyard.


 
 


Matron

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Grey Coat School (Hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Stories are still told today about the murdered nurse, and how her ghost walks various parts of the building, scaring the young students.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: SW1 (Greater London) - Westminster Hospital
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Twentieth century
Further Comments: When operational, this shady entity would appear just prior to the death of a patient, normally standing over the bed of the soon to be deceased.


 
 


Olga

Location: Swansea (West Glamorgan) - Psychiatric hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Olga was a paranoid schizophrenic who managed to kill herself while at the hospital. She has since made several appearances; a small woman with large green eyes and long ginger hair, she often sings and interacts with witnesses, who do not realise she is a ghost until later.


 
 


Consumptive Girl

Location: Ventnor (Isle of Wight) - Botanic Gardens (former TB hospital)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Late twentieth century
Further Comments: Once the home of patients with TB, several of these unfortunates are said to remain, including a little girl and an older man who once engaged a worker on site in conversation.


 
 


Grey Lady

Location: W1 (Greater London) - St George's Hospital, Hyde Park Corner
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Mid - late 1960s
Further Comments: This phantom grey lady was thought to be a former nurse. While anyone could hear her footsteps echoing down corridors, she was said to only appear to the very ill, some of whom claimed to have spoken to her.


 
 


Rebecca

Location: W5 (Greater London) - Maudsley Hospital
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: When the Hospital of the Star of Bethlehem moved and merged with Maudsley hospital in the 1920s, the ghost of Rebecca is said to have come along as well, still looking for her missing coin.


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