Catalogue description Moorhaven Hospital

This record is held by Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Details of 988
Reference: 988
Title: Moorhaven Hospital
Description:

Contents

 

Committee minutes and agendas

 

Visiting Committee

 

Financial

 

Farm bailiff

 

Annual reports

 

Registers of patients

 

Admission registers

 

General registers

 

Informal admissions registers

 

Discharges/leavers registers

 

Continuations registers

 

Medical & treatment records

 

Medical superintendent

 

Male attendants

 

Death registers/Post Mortem records

 

Staff records

 

Visitors books

 

Monthly diaries

 

Press cuttings

 

Plans

 

Printed and typescript material

 

Open days and prize-giving

 

Hospital Shop

 

Photographs

 

Royal Medico-Psychological Association

Related material:

The administrative records for St Lawrence's are available at Cornwall Record Office, while patient records are still held at the hospital. Full records of Fisherton House from the early 19th century are deposited at Wiltshire Record Office. These include admission and discharge registers, 1813-1950s, and case books from 1846 (the former include place of origin for patients).

Held by: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Moorhaven Hospital, Plymouth, 1891-1993

Physical description: 25 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accession 988

Subjects:
  • Health services
  • Mental health
Administrative / biographical background:

Moorhaven Hospital opened in 1891 and closed in 1993. Plymouth was one of the last authorities to meet its obligations to the mentally ill under the Lunacy Act of 1890. The borough had maintained lunatics in the local workhouse, or sent patients to St Lawrence's Hospital, Bodmin or Fisherton House, Salisbury, the latter a privately licenced house. From 1856 the Commissioners in Lunacy at Whitehall corresponded with the Borough regarding provision of an asylum for pauper lunatics [PRO Kew MH83/56-60]. The site at Blackadon was acquired in the 1880s, but financial disputes further delayed the building of the hospital.

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