Netley (Hampshire) - Victoria Military Hospital (no longer standing)
One story associated with this ghost stated that she fell in love with a patient but murdered him and killed herself once she discovered that he was seeing another woman. The ghost has not been reported since demolition of the building. In addition to this spook, a ghostly grey lady would appear to patients who would die a few hours later.
Newport (Isle of Wight) - Whitecroft Hospital (no longer operational)
October 1984, between 21:00h - 22:30h (misty figure), other entity unknown
One inpatient awoke to see a misty white figure at the foot of their bed, while another report says two other witnesses, at separate times, encountered a male figure with no eyes.
Newport (Gwent) - Royal Gwent Hospital
October 2005, 30 March 2021
One report sent to the Paranormal Database stated that both patients and nurses on one ward spotted a hooded monk-like figure. In 2021 two patients spotted a small, hooded form drift in a ward, leaving both witnesses shocked. Another report says a day room is home to an entity which pushes down on people's chests.
Norden (Lancashire) - Wolstenholme Hospital (no longer operational)
While cleaning a staircase, a member of domestic staff spotted the legs and lower gown of the Matron ascend the stairs. The cleaner said, 'good morning' and was surprised that there was no reply. A few minutes later the Matron arrived and spoke to the cleaner, who expressed surprise and said the Matron had already gone upstairs. Both Matron and cleaner then went to investigate but no one could be found on the floor above. Other members of staff had also claimed to have seen the phantom Matron.
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Cumberland Place - old Children's Hospital and then a laboratory
Two female technicians, and one of their sisters, watched a nurse in an old fashioned uniform glide through a door before vanishing. They said the entity had a pretty face and golden brown hair.
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Former Trent FM Radio studio, was once a former hospital, 29/31 Castle Gate
The studios where Trent FM broadcast from until January 2007 were said to be haunted by a female apparition that resembled a matron. Another ghostly woman, elderly and dressed in black, has also been reported, as has a man in military uniform. Heavy soundproof doors developed a habit of opening and closing themselves.
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Hayward House, City Hospital
Three members of nursing staff contacted security on the emergency line after they saw an unknown elderly male walking at the far end of a corridor at night. He was said to be wearing a flat cap. Upon arrival, security checked the building but could not find any sign of the male. The intruder alarm had also not been set off.
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Mapperley Hospital, Porchester Road (closed 1994)
Since closing, the ghosts of this former asylum have found their voice. Workers on the site have heard their names being called by an unknown voice, and disembodied footsteps also heard. A woman has been observed walking down corridors, and a man has been heard to call out 'hello', though he can never be found.
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Purple Entrance, City Hospital
A voice which asks if people are okay in a caring manner has been heard here, although the source is unseen. The disembodied footsteps heard along a nearby corridor is said to belong to an old matron.
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Queens Medical Centre - University Hospital
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 works at the centre.
Nottingham (Nottinghamshire) - Ropewalk House (currently a hospital)
Footsteps, banging and knocking have been reported coming from deserted parts of this building.
Outer London: Stanmore (Greater London) - Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
13 November (reoccurring), although could have last been seen 30 November 2009
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.
Paisley (Renfrewshire) - Alexandra Nursing Home (formerly Royal Alexander Infirmary Hospital), Calside
August 1994 - May 1999
A former staff member claimed that some 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.
Paisley (Renfrewshire) - Coats Hospital, Ferguslie Park (no longer standing)
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.
Plymouth (Devon) - Albertha ward, Greenbank Hospital (no longer standing)
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.
Plymouth (Devon) - Freedom Fields Hospital (no longer operational)
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.
A ghostly woman in white, illustration by Wayne Lowden.
Plymouth (Devon) - Geriatric wards, Mount Gould Hospital
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.
Poole (Dorset) - Baiter Park (former site of an isolation hospital)
Possible late 1990s
A ghostly figure of a small thin child standing by a bench was spotted by one witness. The entity and entity locked eyes before the ghost faded away.
Poole (Dorset) - Hospital and Grey Towers Hall (no longer standing)
The hospital here had a reputation as being haunted by a ghost named Elsie.
Portsmouth (Hampshire) - Royal Portsmouth Hospital (no longer standing)
Local folklore says that the operating theatre had a pool of blood on the floor which could never be cleaned, no matter how hard the staff tried to remove it.
Portsmouth (Hampshire) - St Mary's Hospital
A ghostly woman in a dressing gown was once said to wander the hospital looking for her baby, who had died of unknown complications.
Ryhope (Durham) - Cherry Knowle Hospital, Laurels Block
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 historic ghost stories relating to the structure, and one cannot help but to think a modern myth is in the making.
Scunthorpe (Lincolnshire) - Scunthorpe General Hospital
During the illness of a baby
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.
SE1 (Greater London) - Guy's Hospital, St Thomas Street
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.
St Thomas' Hospital, London
SE1 (Greater London) - St Thomas' Hospital
Twentieth century, prior to a death of a patient
St Thomas' Hospital, London. A ghostly nurse dressed in grey, reluctant to leave her job, has been mistaken for a real person - until she vanishes into thin air. Other stories say that the nurse's legs abruptly end at the knees. Although her facial details are perfect and of utmost clarity, no one has been able to place or identify her. Some tales report that patients who spot this phantom woman died soon after, a theme repeated in a few other hospitals in the UK.