Digitised copy available, GALTON/2/8/1/9Composite Photographs: Westminster Schoolboys and Chatham Privates Page last updated: In 1937 its name was changed to Saint Bernard's Hospital. In 1974 it became part of North West Thames Regional Health Authority and was within Ealing Health District. It was a huge success and attracted visitors from all over England and encouraged the abolition of mechanical restraints in other Asylums. : MA/D/A1). Hanwell's full title was the Middlesex County Asylum at Hanwell. As of Thursday 5 November 2020, Museum opening has been suspended. Digitised copy available, GALTON/2/8/1/13Glass Slides and Miscellaneous Photographs Saint Bernard's Hospital Museum has retained some staff photographs, the roll of honour and Saint Bernard's church burial registers 1832 - 1848. PH/MENT/4, PH/STA/5. : PH/STA/5). Other records of the administration of the Asylum during this period are listed in Section A. Title: HANWELL ASYLUM {LATER SAINT BERNARD'S HOSPITAL}, Name of creator(s): St Bernard's Hospital | 1938 - 1980 x Middlesex County Asylum, Hanwell | 1831 - 1889 x London County Asylum, Hanwell | 1889 - 1917 x London County Mental Hospital | 1918 - 1928 x Hanwell Mental Hospital | 1929 - 1937. These records are arranged according to a classification scheme for hospital records: General Hospital Administration (A), Patients' Administration (B), Staff Records (C)Finance Office (D), Endowments (E), Related Documentation (Y) and Prints and Photographs (PH). Its official name was the Middlesex County Asylum, Norwood, but the institution was commonly known as Hanwell Asylum. Additional deposits received in 1985, 1986 and 2004. : MA/A/J3) but the Committee chose land in Hanwell owned by the Earl of Jersey (see also Acc/436 Bdle 40). In 1974 it became part of North West Thames Regional Health Authority and was within Ealing Health District. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated on our reopening plans. : MA/A/J1-J2). London County Mental Hospital (1918 - 1928) Acquired from Saint Bernard's Hospital Museum and Chapel, Uxbridge Road, Southall. 1831 . Other records of the administration of the Asylum during this period are listed in Section A. Remaining artefacts were transferred to Gunnersbury Park Museum. The Committee considered all aspects of the Asylum's administration. : MA/DCP and MA/D/A1). By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies. In the additional deposit of Middlesex Sessions records there is also a record of provisions supplied to the Asylum (Ref. In the meantime, keep in touch with the Museum by following us on social media! LA: 1889 - 1948 London County Council. Hanwell achieved great prominence in the field of psychiatric nursing due to the work of two of its first Medical Superintendents. In 1939, she was living in Worthing and was sharing her home with someone described as a ‘useful companion’. No www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=074-h11&cid=0, Further minutes, staff records, accounts and personal papers 1832-2004 (NRA 2004). Its official name was the Middlesex County Asylum, Norwood, but the institution was commonly known as Hanwell Asylum. Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Acquired from Saint Bernard's Hospital Museum and Chapel, Uxbridge Road, Southall. By the time of his first European journey in 1853, Daniel Hack Tuke, later one of Conolly's successors as medical superintendent at Hanwell, demonstrated a keen interest in the spread of "moral therapy" across Europe. In 1980 it was absorbed into Ealing Hospital and is now known as the Psychiatric Unit, Saint Bernard's Wing, Ealing Hospital. In 1888 the Asylum had 1891 patients. Bethlem Museum of the MindBethlem Royal HospitalMonks Orchard RoadBeckenhamKent BR3 3BX. This was the forerunner of occupational therapy and industrial therapy. Local Authority, OTHER: 1831 - 1889 Middlesex Justices of the Peace. The LCC Asylums Committee (later the Asylums and Mental Deficiency Committee and from 1922 the Mental Hospitals Committee) with the Hanwell Sub-Committee administered the Asylum. Digitised copy available, GALTON/2/8/1/3Composite Photographs: Miscellaneous Patients were allocated a number when they were photographed. : MJ/OC for manuscript copies, MA/RS and H11/HLL/A5 for printed reports); copies of returns of lunatics, notices of discharges and deaths (Ref. There are reports by the Committee to the General Court of Quarter Sessions (Ref. Account books for county grants of money for later building work survive in the Hanwell records (Ref. Minutes of their meetings can be found in the records of the LCC Committees (Ref. In 1827 a Committee of Visiting Justices was appointed to arrange the building of the Asylum. London County Asylum, Hanwell (1889 - 1917) Saint Bernard's Museum artefacts relating to medical treatment were transferred in circa 2004 to the Wellcome Institute. : MA/A/J1-J2). There is also a financial history of the Asylum written between 1841 and 1842 (Ref. It had 950 beds and functioned as a psychiatric and psycho-geriatric hospital for long stay patients. Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm. : PH/STA/5). : Acc/1154/21). Staff records, including registers of officers of the Asylum, 1840-1904; letters of recommendation and testimonials for Asylum staff, 1860-1923; Matron's report book, 1839-1852; fine books (female attendants), 1840-1935; fine books (male attendants), 1838-1935 and artisans' wages books, 1912-1923. : LCC/MIN/544-669 and LCC/MIN/1069-1116). In 1980 it was absorbed into Ealing Hospital and is now known as the Psychiatric Unit, Saint Bernard's Wing, Ealing Hospital. Protective clothing was sometimes used to prevent patients tearing their clothing or breaking crockery etc, but these never restricted their movements. : MA/DCP and MA/D/A1). A mortgage of sixty-three thousand pounds was raised to finance the building (Ref. These were Justices of the Peace and were elected at the beginning of each year. Help us to improve understanding of mental health. : Acc/977). Also, many artifacts from the museum are with Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital Museum. Dr John Conolly, the third Medical Superintendent at Hanwell and later its Visiting Physician (1839-1852) abolished all use of mechanical restraints to control patients at the Asylum. It had 950 beds and functioned as a psychiatric and psycho-geriatric hospital for long stay patients. Digitised copy available, GALTON/2/8/1/14Composite Photographs: Tuberculosis Patients, Criminals, Family Likeness, Classical Figures and Crania Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Although he was not the first to use more humane methods of treating the insane, the abolition of mechanical restraints at Hanwell was the first time that the idea had been applied on such a large scale and on so many different types of patients. Saint Bernard's Museum artefacts relating to medical treatment were transferred in circa 2004 to the Wellcome Institute. Digitised copy available, GALTON/2/8/1/2Composite Photographs: Index Books Digitised copy available, GALTON/2/8/1/15Journal Articles and Printed Material Legal records including case papers and inquiries, 1858-1876; contracts and tenders, 1860-1886 and divorce papers, 1938-1961. Also, many artifacts from the museum are with Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital Museum. : Acc/977). Staff records, including registers of officers of the Asylum, 1840-1904; letters of recommendation and testimonials for Asylum staff, 1860-1923; Matron's report book, 1839-1852; fine books (female attendants), 1840-1935; fine books (male attendants), 1838-1935 and artisans' wages books, 1912-1923.

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