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Published histories of the hospital

Booklets and wall-charts relating to published histories of the Royal Hospital, these include: 'The Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables and its Founder, 1936; Notes & Sketches: Past and Present: A century in the life of the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables, 1981 and 'A Short History of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, 2004.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Staff and patient handbooks

Printed staff and patient handbooks and printed guides providing guidance and information for staff and patients about the hospital. The patient handbook provide a guide of the services' and activities available, along with rules regarding visitors, smoking and alcohol, and also contain a floorplan for the hospital.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHN Patient and staff handbooks

Handbooks, leaflets, brochures chiefly relating to rules for hospital employees and patients. These include: the 1938 and 1944 editions of the handbook for rules, including salary information for all staff in the latter; a list of rules for patients mounted on card, 1926; patient's handbook, c.1985; patient's handbook, c.1995 and a patient welcome pack, c. 2009.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Publications

Various publications produced by the hospital and collected publications relating to the history of the hospital and works of literature previously part of the patient's library. Publications produced by the hospital include internal magazines, newsletters and brochures and leaflets relating to hospital services for patients and their families.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Lantern slides of the Royal Hospital for the Incurables

Coloured magic lantern slides of the hospital and its grounds, including views of main building, out-houses and interiors. The images are a mixture of coloured illustrations depicting daily life in the hospital and early hand painted photographs.

The slides were created by "E G Woods, 1-2 Queen Street, Cheapside, London". A typescript index of the slides is included within the box.

E G Woods

Therapies, services and research

Mixed photographs prints and negatives of various services and therapies, including examples of assistive technology created for patients in the Biomedical Department, 1980s; religious service at the hospital and occupational therapy session activities, such as basket weaving.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Events and visits

Mixed photographs and negatives of images of various events and visits to the hospital. These include Royal visits, such as Queen Elizabeth II visit to open the Chatsworth Wing in 1976; galas and musical performances and other fundraising events and annual activities at the hospital including the Founder's Day staff awards, garden fete and sport's day.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Photographs of construction of Chatsworth Wing

Colour and black and white photographs of construction of Chatsworth ward in construction and finished empty wards. Also includes architectural drawing of the ward, interior shots of rooms within ward, including day room and bedrooms and exterior shots of the ward.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Photograph of tree removal from the former grounds of the Hospital

Black and white photographs with captions of tree removal from the grounds of the hospital. The photographs document the different stages of the tree removal from the site and seem to be part of the Wandsworth Council scheme for a new housing development on land near Beaumont Road, which was purchased by the council in 1962. Photographs show chopping down of the trees and images of the landscape.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Photo album of photographs of the hospital

Photographic album of images of the hospital, taken between 1946-1950, presented as a gift to former secretary, J G Pitcher (1946-1951). Album includes a typescript note, dated December 1951 from [Committee board] to J G Pilcher regarding the gift of the album. The letter is signed by 31 signatories.

Album includes black and white photographs of the exterior building of the hospital, including an aerial photograph, along with images of staff and patients including a garden fete in the hospital gardens.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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