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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

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

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

Leave book

Manuscript notebook listing requests for leave from senior hospital staff (steward, matron). Entries are approved by the signature of the Chairman.

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

Minutes of the House Committee

Typescript minutes for the House Committee dating from 8 January 1969 to 24 October 1973. The minutes are indexed and include committee papers including information about the financial contribution of patients to the charity and from the Appeals Department. The minutes include discussion on the acquisition of John Howard's House, Brighton.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Register of patient deaths

Register of deaths of patients from October 1938 to March 1973. Entries include name of the patient, date admitted, case book number, whether they are inmate or pensioner and date of death.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Patient address books

Alphabetical list of patient addresses, ordered by initial admission into hospital. Includes their last known address, address of friends/relatives, date of birth and religion. Patients listed by date of admission from 1890s to 1970. Third volume includes a typescript contact list of people to contact of various religious faiths and philosophies of life.

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