Nhs London: Hanwell Asylum, St Thomas Hospital, West London Mental Health Nhs Trust, Guys Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156138250

Published: June 25th 2011

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48 pages


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Nhs London: Hanwell Asylum, St Thomas Hospital, West London Mental Health Nhs Trust, Guys Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital  by  Books LLC

Nhs London: Hanwell Asylum, St Thomas Hospital, West London Mental Health Nhs Trust, Guys Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital by Books LLC
June 25th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781156138250 | 3.47 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Hanwell Asylum, St Thomas Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Great Ormond StreetMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Hanwell Asylum, St Thomas Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Guys Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, Highlands Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, Evelina Childrens Hospital, North Middlesex Hospital, St Helier Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, Croydon University Hospital, West Middlesex University Hospital, Enfield Primary Care NHS Trust, Greentrees Hospital, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Hospitals Trust, Cassel Hospital.

Excerpt: The (1 Middlesex) County Asylum at Hanwell, also known as Hanwell Insane Asylum, was built for the pauper insane and has evolved to become the West London Mental Health (NHS) Trust (WLMHT). The 2 Middlesex was Colney Hatch Asylum, opened in 1851, and the 3 was Banstead Asylum in Surrey, opened in 1877.

Its first superintendent, Dr William Charles Ellis, was known in his own lifetime for his pioneering work and his adherence to his great principle of therapeutic employment (developed at his previous post at Warwickshire Asylum). Sceptical contemporaries were amazed that at Hanwell such therapy speeded up recovery. This greatly pleased the visiting Justices of the Peace (JPs) as it ultimately reduced the long term costs of keeping each patient. Under the third superintendent John Conolly the institution became famous as the first large asylum to dispense with all mechanical restraints.

It lies next to the village of Hanwell from which it gets its name but parochially belongs to the suburb of Southall (and before a boundary change it was in Norwood). It is some eight and a half miles from London which lies to the south east and six and a half from Uxbridge to the west. (O/S map ed 1896) The building is well situated on a gently sloping river gravel terrace which is a common feature of the Thames river valley.

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