Abbots Langley (Hertfordshire) - Private home built on site of Leavesden Hospital
Certain newspapers in the national press reported that Manuel Almunia, goalkeeper for Arsenal, lived in a house haunted by a monk-like figure holding a candle. The building was constructed on the site of a former asylum.
Aberbargoed (Gwent) - Aberbargoed hospital (no longer standing)
Some believed this phantom, said to have been observed by staff and patients, to be a miner who died in a colliery accident, while others thought it to be a former patient.
Aldershot (Hampshire) - Cambridge Military Hospital
A legend says that the phantom woman here was a Boer War nurse who committed suicide after accidently giving her lover an overdose of Laudanum. A nurse and two other members of staff spotted her around 1995; a solid silhouette which vanished into thin air.
Bangor (Gwynedd) - Ysbyty Gwynedd (hospital)
Wearing a brown dressing gown, this elderly man was seen stepping into lift 3. The lift doors had just closed as the witness reached the lift, but they pressed the call button anyway and the doors reopened - the old man had vanished. A phantom ward sister has also been reported on site.
Barnsley (Yorkshire) - Barnsley District Hospital
Said to be built on the site of a poorhouse, the sounds of children wailing can be heard on the Infectious Diseases ward. A ghost nicknamed Sally haunts another area of the hospital and reportedly touches the side of anyone who enters the side room in which she died, while an area of offices is home to a friendly phantom old lady who sits in a rocking chair.
Bath (Somerset) - Bath Royal Mineral Water Hospital
Said to have committed suicide on the site, this grey phantom nurse has vanished as of late.
Bedford (Bedfordshire) - Bedford Hospital
In 1972 two nurses watched an attractive girl in a long dress and coat glide into a toilet on the south wing of the hospital. They followed, only to find the room empty. The same entity may have been observed 28 years later when three members of staff reported seeing a lady in a long dress walk through the wall of a storeroom. The Shand Ward is said to be haunted by shuffling footsteps.
Birmingham (West Midlands) - Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital
During the building's construction, CCTV picked up the image of a strange grey figure - security was sent to the scene, but no one could be found. A ward sister was encountered along a top floor corridor, only visible from the knees upwards. Around the same time, a crew of workers found themselves locked in a room after investigating cries heard from within; as before, nothing could be found. A priest was finally summoned to bless the area.
Blackpool (Lancashire) - Victoria Hospital
Tugging in 2004, white coated man in 2018
While walking a particular ward, a worker felt a tug at her tunic, as if a small child were trying to attract her attention. She turned around but no-one was there. Several staff have shared the same experience at the hospital, including a cleaner who was so unnerved they ran off, leaving their floor polisher running. In a basement storage area, two staff independently witnessed a man in a white coat who vanished shortly after being briefly spotted.
Bodelwyddan (Clwyd) - Glan Clwyd Hospital
Unknown Ghost Type
The hospital was criticised by a watchdog after a patient recovering from an operation complained that a nurse had run down the corridor claiming to have seen a ghost. The nurse had then explained that she was psychic, and only saw 'friendly spirits'.
Bracebridge (Lincolnshire) - St John's Hospital (no longer operational)
A photograph which was published in the Lincolnshire Echo purported to show a ghostly figure at the window of a discussed hospital, although the image looked suspiciously like a technical fault...
Bretby (Derbyshire) - Tree on the grounds of Bretby Hospital (no longer standing)
Tree felled during 1950s
A local legend said that Lady Margaret had thrown herself off a tower here, her blood spilling on the tree which resulted in it being cursed. If a branch fell from the tree, a member of the family residing at the hall was said to die soon after.
Brighton (Sussex) - Royal Sussex County Hospital
A member of staff who heard and felt someone invisible walk by was later told it was Sister Geer, a former nurse whose presence had been encountered by other staff on the ward.
Burnley (Lancashire) - Victoria Hospital
Having died in the hospital after a mining accident seriously injured many of the pit workers from a nearby colliery, this solitary figure is occasionally reported by staff working the night shift.
Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) - St Saviour's Hospital (ruins), and Tesco store, Fornham Road
1954 (hospital), and early to mid 2000s (Tesco)
This grey lady was seen within the ruined hospital several times during the mid-twentieth century. More recently, poltergeist-like activity has been reported at the adjoining Tesco store's canteen, with some people speculating that the Grey Lady may have returned.
Caistor (Lincolnshire) - Psychiatric hospital (no longer operational)
This hospital may no longer be operational, but still reports of a phantom young girl with blonde hair emerge from the site.
Cambridge (Cambridgeshire) - Addenbrookes Hospital
The story is that a ghost appears to those who are being administrated morphine; the psychological effects of the drug would appear to be ignored in this tale...
Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - Llandough Hospital
Manifestation of the Living
Manifestation of the living unknown, nurse in uniform December 2002
A member of the nursing staff told her friend that she had seen her own dead body lying on a bed - a week later she died of typhoid fever, her body placed in the location revealed in the vision. It is not clear whether the nurse who experienced this continued to haunt the hospital, but in 2002 a pregnant woman awoke in the hospital and found a nurse at the end of her bed. The nurse told her that everything would be okay and walked out. The woman then realised the nurse was wearing an old fashioned uniform with a Victorian nursing hat.
Cardiff (South Glamorgan) - Cardiff Royal Infirmary Hospital
Several ghost stories have been reported from this hospital. A plumber observed a matron in old fashioned clothing and bonnet who vanished without warning. A local legend says that if the woman in grey offers you a drink, do not take it, otherwise you shall die within a week.
Chepstow (Gwent) - Welsh Burns Unit (hospital)
Unknown Ghost Type
A nurse at this facility reported seeing a key turn in the lock of a glass door - no one could be seen on the other side.
Chester (Cheshire) - West Cheshire Hospital campus, Liverpool Road
The ghostly stories concerning the woman in black who is said to haunt this site are said to go back many years. On one occasion, a guard was said to have seen the figure sitting at a desk, but when he looked again, the entity had vanished. Footsteps have also been heard walking down empty corridors.
Chester (Cheshire) - Old City Hospital (closed 1991)
Pre-1991 (noises) and man in brown in 1976
A former member of staff at the site and a colleague heard beds being moved in the ward above them, then realised the floor above was closed and empty. Another time the worker and another person heard voices and footsteps emerging from another empty ward. A man dressed in a brown suit was seen visiting his mother in 1976, although this woman later said her son had died years earlier.
Chichester (Sussex) - Graylingwell Hospital, the well contained on the grounds
Unknown (footsteps), figure seen 1980s
The grounds around the well are reportedly haunted by the sounds of a monk walking around in his sandals. During the 1980s a builder was closing the area where he was working, ensuring no one was on site and locking all doors and windows. As he walked out of the area, he spotted a figure walking within.
Chichester (Sussex) - Sherburne Hospital, Broyle
This spectral aging woman, dressed in grey clothing, was called a good luck charm as twenty percent of the hospital's nurses became pregnant within a few months of the sightings.
Chorley (Lancashire) - Chorley Hospital
Phantom footsteps and the sounds of doors opening and slamming brought staff running in the maternity wing, just in time to discover and save a baby from suffocation.