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Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability File
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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.

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Papers relating to the publication of the book, Victorian Incurables

Electronic and typescript correspondence, notes, photographic prints and negatives, mounted 35 mm slides and captions. File chiefly relates to the publication of the book, Victorian Incurables: a history of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability by professor Gordon Cook. The correspondence relate to finding a publishing house for the book and editorial changes to the book.

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RHN publicity material

Brochures and leaflets relating to services provided by the hospital, including information pack about the RHHP with specific leaflets relating to specialist care and treatment provided for certain groups of patient e.g. chronic and progressive neurological disorders and a brochure for the 'Transitional Living Unit', c. 1992.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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