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WARD REPORT BOOKS

These books enter details about what was going on within the wards: admissions, discharges, medicines given, patients' activities or sleeping patterns, and any other incidents. There are different series of volumes, some covering males and so...

TRAINED NURSES DEPARTMENT

The Trained Nurses Department began in early April 1908, an extension of the Private Nursing Department successfully commenced by the Retreat in 1902. The Trained Nurses Department had a separate location, at 4 Belle Vue Terrace. The function of ...

ADDRESSES TO NURSING STAFF

In 1902 the Retreat put its nurse training onto a more extended footing, with a four year course of practical training with lectures, leading to examinations. In the same year the Retreat began its Private Nursing Department (later the Trained Nur...

MEDICAL REGISTERS

Medical Registers were introduced, along with Civil Registers (see RET 6/2/4), under the rules of the Commissioners in Lunacy of 31 October 1906. These series superseded the Registers of Patients (RET 6/2/3) which had contained both personal and m...

STAFF CORRESPONDENCE

This comprises correspondence with, or relating to, individual staff, but also some papers about staffing and staff matters. There is some overlap with material in RET 5/1 and RET 5/6. The earlier folders relate more or less entirely to nurses and...

MALE NURSES DEPARTMENT

See note under RET 5/12. The Male Nurses Department was instituted on 19 November 1912 with the same aims as the Trained Nurses Department

MILLFIELD, YORK

Millfield, Hull Road, York, was acquired in September 1919 for ‘borderland cases’ in the early stages of nervous and mental disorder, with the possibility that it might also be used as accommodation for Retreat staff.The Millfield estate comprised...

DIARIES FOR THE CONTINUATION OF RECEPTION ORDERS

'A Diary for the Continuation of Reception Orders by Special Reports and Certificates' was to be used for the entry of the days of the year on which reports and certificates on patients were due to be sent to the Board of Control, for th...

PAPERS ON THE HISTORY OF THE RETREAT

This section includes both transcripts made of the Retreat archives, and notes on the history of The Retreat. They were all compiled at the RetreatThe transcripts were probably made mid 20th centuryMost of the papers and notes (unless specified ot...

MOORLANDS, NEAR YORK

The Retreat bought Moorlands Estate, six miles from York, between Wigginton and Skelton, in 1940. The Estate comprised a house (which was subject to a lease in 1940), grounds, woodlands and two farms. The aim of the purchase was to ensure that aft...

ENQUIRIES INTO PLACES AT THE RETREAT

This correspondence relates to requests for information about the Retreat, the terms on which patients were admitted and the fees paid on behalf of patients. Both incoming and outgoing material is included. The enquiries are arranged by date and a...

RETREAT MAGAZINES

Issues of Harbour Lights, 1923-1941; Old Tuke's Almanak, 1952-1954; and Phoenix, 1956 -1959.

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