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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

Charities Aid Foundation

Publications produced by the Charities Aid Foundation, a charity established to help facilitate and distribute funding to charities, includes annual report and statistical reports of the charity sector.

Charities Aid Foundation

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

Audio-visual material

Various reel to reel films, videocassettes and sound recordings, along with selected digitised copies of films relating to the hospital. These include promotional television appeals for the charity; events and visits from the Royal family, such as the Queen Elizabeth's visit to open Chatsworth Wing, 1978; clinical films showing patients undertake rehabilitative and leisure activities such as hydrotherapy and horseriding, and also recordings of radio shows which featured the Hospital.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables presentation film

Colour presentation films for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables. The narrated films provide an overview of the activities and facilities available to patients and includes soundbites from patients. The films shows a typical patient bedroom and common areas of the hospital, such as the cafeteria, Assembly Room and gardens, and some of the activities and services available to patients, including: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, art and pottery classes, furniture making, a patient using a possum typewriter (which was operated with a mouth piece), music therapy and the work undertaken by patients at 'The Factory', where patients were paid to undertaken simple manufacturing tasks for a small income. Finally, the video ends with plans for the new Chatsworth Wing at the hospital, which initially designed to house young disabled residents.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Development Trust for the Young Disabled

  • GB 3544 DYD
  • Collection
  • 1975-2013

Meeting minutes, reports, leaflets and seminar programmes relating to the Development Trust of the Young Disabled (later Living Again Trust and then The Neuro-disability Trust), a charity set up to support medical research, clinical engineering and development work carried out at the Royal Hospital. The charity was established in 1974 and dissolved in 2013.

Development Trust for the Young Disabled

RHHI Presentation Film

Copy of the 1975 presentation film for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables (RHHI). Film includes narrated sound track, though the audio quality is fairly poor, with an audible background crackle throughout the recording. Track duration: 05:54.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHHI Presentation Film, October 1975

Copy of the presentation film for the RHHI (Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables). This version of the film is identical to the film(archive ref: GB 3544 RHN-AV-1-2) but the sound quality has been slightly better preserved. Track length: 05:54.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHHI Presentation Film

Copy of the 1975 presentation film for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables (RHHI).
This film is silent film and possibly is of the raw footage collected for the presentation. The film includes additional footage shots of the construction of the Chatsworth Wing and footage of the John Howard's Convalescent Home in Brighton, which the hospital had recently taken over. Track duration: 53:23.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

RHHI Presentation Film

Copy of the 1975 presentation film for the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables (RHHI). Film is silent and unlike the soundtracked copies includes a mixture of footage which is not in its final order, including initial additional footage of John Howard's Convalescent Home, Brighton. Track duration: 10:16.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Register of patient deaths and discharges

Register of deaths of patients from April 1973 to March 2000. Entries include name of the patient, date admitted, case book number, whether they are inmate or pensioner and date of death. Later entries also include additional information of type of care they received, name of hospital ward and funding authorities.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

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