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Report - denbigh mental

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Warped_Southener, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Warped_Southener

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    after seeing a few reports about this place, i decided it was worth making the 4hour road trip for, so set about doing some research an lookin for an address after a week of searching! manged to get hold of the address through a friend of a friend who lives in the area but anyways heres a bit of history on the place: "The North Wales Lunatic Asylum was the first psychiatric institution built in Wales; construction began in 1844 and completed in 1848 in the town of Denbigh. The U-shaped Tudorbethain style hospital was built due to the spreading word of mistreatment of Welsh people in English asylums; The North Wales Hospital would be a haven for welsh speaking residents to seek treatment without prejudice or a language barrier".

    "Renovations and extensions were made at the hospital from 1867 until 1956, when the hospital reached its maximum capacity at 1,500 patients living inside her walls and 1,000 staff at hand. Physical treatments such as Cardiazol, malarial treatment, insulin shock treatment, and sulphur based drugs were used and developed in the 1920s and 1930s, and 1941-1942 saw the advent of electro convulsive therapy (ECT) and prefrontal leucotomy (lobotomy) treatments".

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    hope you enjoy and anyone thinking off visting this place do it, its well worth the mission, just watch out for the security guard an his dog, manged to do the whole site then was littraley walkin into the last building when he turned up and kicked us off the site
     

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