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Visitor's book

Volume containing manuscript list of official visitors to the hospital who visited in 1900 to 1901.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Visitor's book

Volumes of official visitors to the hospital, 1899-2010, including signatures of visiting members of the Royal Family including Queen Elizabeth II; Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Register of legacies

Indexed register of legacies received to the hospital between 1884 and 1895, with annotations and corrections dated up to 1912. Each entry provides the following details of the legacy: date created, full name of the benefactor, executors, amount and notes (e.g. duty free, when payable, other trustees) and when paid.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Clinical

Variety of clinical records including meeting minutes and reports for various committees such as the Matron's report to the House Committee, records of the Chief Medical Officer and minutes of the Medical Committee; medical case notes of in-patients, c.1900-1945; papers relating to ward management including minutes of patient committee; papers relating to nurse training and teaching at the hospital, including records of the Nursing School, 1955-1975, and records from various clinical departments including dentistry and wheelchair department.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Papers relating to the change of name of the hospital

Correspondence, memoranda, board minutes and reports relating to the change of the hospital's name from Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables to an alternative name which no longer including the term 'incurables', which had become "increasingly problematic". File includes correspondence between the Hospital and representatives of the Privy Purse, the Charles, Prince of Wales and members of the public regarding changing the name; an annotated list of alternative names drawn up; report on the case for changing the charity's name; notes from a meeting with J Walter Thompson, the marketing and communications firm, regarding name change, 1987. File also includes a letter from HRH Prince Charles congratulating the Development Trust for the Young Disabled new appeal for a 45 bed unit in November 1986.

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NHS arbitration

Correspondence, precis of meetings and reports, memorandum, legal papers, National Health Service Bill and press cuttings relating to the creation of the NHS and the hospital's arbitration case to be excluded from the national service. File includes correspondence with other voluntary hospitals for long-term chronic patients, such as British Hospital and Home for Incurables, Jewish Home for Incurables and The Northern Counties Hospital for Incurables, along with British Hospitals Association, local board of the Health and Home Office. Also includes a report on the exclusion of the Lingfield Epileptic Colony in 1949 and Precis of remarks made by the Chairman of the Voluntary Hospitals Committee for London at meeting held on 1 March 1944 regarding White Paper.

Papers relating to Lopes bequest

Papers relating to Chaplain's Fund, a trust fund set up by the Rt Hon Sir Massey Lopes Bt (1818-1908), a member of the Hospital Board and Conservative politician, to generate income to contribute towards the cost of chaplaincy services available at the RHN. In 1907, there was a high court case brought by Lopes against the hospital for the misuse of these funds by the Hospital Board.

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