The History of Rainhill Hospital and the Wellbeing Time Team.
Rainhill Hospital was opened in January 1851 and by 1936 it was the largest
psychiatric hospital in Europe. It was designed to provide 'asylum and comfort
for body and mind' for individuals experiencing distress.
It finally closed it's doors in 1991 making way for the governments care in the
community programme. Very little is left of the building and the beautiful
grounds that once surrounded the hospital and so the Wellbeing Project would
like to be instrumental in preserving the history of the hospital and would like
a.. Are you an ex patient or a relative of a patient and would like to share
your memories, thoughts and feelings about Rainhill Hospital?
b.. Are you an ex member of staff who would like to tell us about your work
and life experiences there?
c.. Maybe you are a member of the local community and would like to give us an
insight into what life was like living nearby the hospital.
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then we are eager to hear from