taking our culture forward

Interviewer Roger Sims talks to Mr Max Evans about his memories of working at Ballamona Hospital. Topics covered are listed below:

  • Working at Ballamona Hospital
  • Institutionalisation
  • Farms owned by Ballamona Hospital
  • Hospital laundry and kitchens
  • Entertainment for patients
  • Introduction of an ‘open door’ policy
  • Modern medicines and treatments
  • Description of a leucotomy operation
  • Glencrutchery and Eastcliffe training centres
  • Fund raising organisations
  • Secretary and Treasurer of Ballamona Hospital Committee
  • The National Health Service Act 1948
  • White Hoe Isolation Hospital
  • Nobles Hospital
  • Workload of Medical Superintendents


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