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The Dismantling of the Mental Hospital?: Glenside Hospital Surveys 1960–1985

  • M. Ford (a1), C. Goddard (a2) and R. Lansdall-Welfare (a3)

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Results of the sixth quinquennial survey of the resident population of Glenside Hospital, Bristol, are reported. The total population continues to fall, but the rate of decline has slowed; the implications of this are discussed. Many patients live in an emotionally impoverished state, friendless and rarely leaving the hospital. Few in-patients are employed, even within the hospital. Considerable provision is made, however, for the employment of day-patients. To effectively resettle and support in the community those currently remaining in hospital will require increasingly extensive provision.

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Atkinson Morley's Hospital, Copse Hill, Wimbledon SW20 0NE

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The Dismantling of the Mental Hospital?: Glenside Hospital Surveys 1960–1985

  • M. Ford (a1), C. Goddard (a2) and R. Lansdall-Welfare (a3)
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