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Winwick Hospital Records.
« on: Friday 22 September 17 18:23 BST (UK) »

My great grandmother was institutionalised for most of her life. The story in the family was that she never got over her husbandís dying in WW1. I have found that she was already institutionalised before he signed up.

We would like to find out the real reason and wondered if anybody knew if it is possible to get hold of her records. Winwick hospital shut down in the 1980ís so I donít know if all the residents notes would have been destroyed.

Many thanks

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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 September 17 22:04 BST (UK) »
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 September 17 14:59 BST (UK) »
Thank you.

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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 September 17 15:07 BST (UK) »
Just a possibility that she was institutionalised after the birth of a child.  Post natal depression was considered a mental illness
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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 September 17 19:13 BST (UK) »

I think that this is a big possibility. Her third child born in 1913 was born disabled. She had water on the brain. I would just like to know for sure.

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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 September 17 07:05 BST (UK) »
Does her death certificate mention any ongoing 'illness'
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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 September 17 13:54 BST (UK) »
I donít have her death certificate. My mum remembers her. She used to be allowed out to visit them. My mum keeps saying that she seemed absolutely fine to her but she had been institutionalised for that long she couldnít cope with normal Dayton day life.

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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 September 17 18:37 BST (UK) »
If it's less than 100 years since she died, which I assume it probably is if your mum remembers her, you may find the powers that be won't let you have her records even though they exist.  I want my g.uncle's records, he was in Prestwich Hospital from 21 January 1907 and died there on 30 June 1964.  I've been told I can't have a copy of his records until after 30 June 2064.  As I'll be 123 by then I doubt I'll ever see them.  I did manage to persuade the archivists in Manchester where the records are now held to let me see the admission page of the records as I said one of my sons had a mental illness and I wondered if it was hereditary - only a small white lie, my son was suffering from acute depression at the time.

So you may get your the admission page of your g.gran's notes.

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Re: Winwick Hospital Records.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 September 17 21:17 BST (UK) »
I probably have no chance then. My g grandmother only died in 1980. Apart from wanting to know the real reason for her admission I sometimes suffer from depression and did wonder if it was hereditary.