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1815 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News An Act to regulate madhouses in Scotland.

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1819 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News The case is made for education of ‘defective and imbecile’ children.

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1828 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution news The first school for ‘imbeciles’ The Bicetre opened in Paris.

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1834 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Poor Law (Reform) Act.

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1843 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution news Publication of William Twinings pamphlet: Some Account of cretinism, and the institution for its cure…   Some account of cretinism, and the institution for its cure, on the Abendberg near Interlachan, Switzerland. The importance of this is five-fold: (1) It brought Guggenbuhl’s work at Abendberg to the attention of a British audience; (2); It suggested that ‘cretinism’ (and by extension, idiocy and imbecility) was curable; (3) It described the nature of the treatment that was required; (4) It drew attention to the importance of the physical environment as the necessary context for effective treatment; (5) It pointed to…

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1845 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislations and Policies Lunacy Act. Poor Law Amendment Act.

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1846 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News School for Imbeciles in Bath opens.

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1848 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Asylum for Idiots Park House, Highgate opens

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1850 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Essex Hall, Colchester opens – sister institution to Park House.

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1852 Strathmartine

Baldovan Orphanage and Asylum, Dundee, established by Sir John Ogilvy, 9th Bt. Inverquharity and Lady Jane Howard Ogilvy.

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1853 Strathmartine

Foundations stone laid for the Baldovan Orphanage and Asylum. H.M Queen Victoria and H.R.H Prince Albert become patrons of the institution.   7th July, 1853. Laying of the Foundation Stone of the Orphanage and Asylum for Imbecile Children, July 7th at a ceremony organised and presided over by the Dundee branch of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and following the Freemasons rites. [Note that the inscription on the Foundation Stone refers only to the Asylum and not the Orphanage] The Foundation Stone of this Building, erected by Sir John and Lady Jane Ogilvy, As an Asylum for the Treatment of…

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1854 World and Learning Disability Events

World Event Crimean War started.

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1854 Strathmartine

30th November Baldovan Orphanage opens for 30 children from the Scottish Episcopal Church. A Matron and a Housekeeper were appointed.

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1855 Strathmartine

6th January Baldovan Asylum opened for 12 children. The Committee of Management became the Board of Directors.  Three nurses were employed.   6th January, 1855.  Baldovan Asylum opened ‘for the cure and treatment of imbecile and idiot children’ under Sheriff’s licence. 12 children admitted. [ note. Pim (1864) dates the ‘erection’ of Baldovan to 1852]. Note that established prior to the 1857 Lunacy Act and with no counterpart in Scotland its legal status was uncertain. It was therefore “licensed like an asylum for adults, and it was not recognised that it was but a school for the training of certain…

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1855 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Essex Hall becomes Eastern Counties Asylum, (England) Edinburgh School for training of imbecile children opens.

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1857 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News The 1857 Lunatic Asylums (Scotland) Act, 20 & 21 Vict. Cap. 71.formulated on the same basis as the 1853 English act..   The 1857 Lunatic Asylums (Scotland) Act, 20 & 21 Vict. Cap. 71.formulated on the same basis as the 1853 English act.. It established the General Board of Commissioners of Lunacy: “It was their responsibility, as civil servants, to ‘provide for the building of district asylums for the reception of pauper lunatics, and to insure the proper care and treatment of lunatics generally, whether placed in asylums or left in private houses under the care of relatives…

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1857 Strathmartine

Sir John Ogilvy, 9th Bt. Inverquharity donates an additional tranch of land to the institution to be used as a playground and garden.

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1859 Strathmartine

Lady Jane Ogilvy instructs the creation of a Lodge next to the Asylum.

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1860 Strathmartine

Revision of original rules of the asylum.   Revision of the original rules for the governance of the asylum. The rule barring the admission of children over the age of 10 is formally abandoned, as it was regarded as ‘inadvisable to enforce’. At the same time the rule that the period of residence shall not be less than 5 years was also abandoned, being “impossible to maintain.” [Jubilee Report. 16] Read more

1860 World and Learning Disability Events

Learning disability Event Formation of Society for the Education of Imbecile Children in Scotland.

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1861 Strathmartine

Death of Lady Jane Ogilvy. Establishment of a Visiting Committtee for the Asylum. Establishment of a Visiting Committee for the Asylum (consisting of selected Directors) with the task of “visit[ing] the asylum on the afternoon of the first Tuesday in every month, and oftener, if necessary….and exercise[ing] a general superintendence over the whole establishment, receive complaints, inspect the food, clothing etc of the patients, and give the necessary orders”. The need for a Visiting Committee seems to have been prompted by the death of Lady Jane, who hitherto had exercised close supervision of the Institution.

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1861 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Scottish National Institution for Idiotic, Epileptic and Imbecile Children, Larbert, opens.

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1862 Strathmartine

A laundry was built as an extension to the building.

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1864 Institutions Legislation and policy

Institution News Western Counties Idiot Asylum, Devon.

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1867 Strathmartine

Orphanage moved to a new site and two original functions separated.

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1868 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Normansfield opens (J L-D)

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1868 Strathmartine

A bridge was constructed across the Dighty Burn to allow access to the south grounds.

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1869 Strathmartine

A temporary building was constructed for the Orphanage to move into.

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1870 Strathmartine

Responsibility for admissions passed from the directors to the medical superintendent.

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1870 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Ireland becomes super of SNIIC. Royal Albert Asylum, Lancaster opens.

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1871 Strathmartine

The Dighty Bridge was destroyed during flooding and a replacement bridge was constructed to replace it.  A new hall and dormitories were built at a cost of £500.

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1876 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News American Association of Superintendents of Institutions.

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1886 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Idiots Act (Engand and Wales) distinguished ‘idiots’ and ‘imbeciles’ from ‘lunatics’.

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1890 Strathmartine

Death of Sir John Ogilvy. Death of Dr David Greig ‘Physician in Ordinary’ he was replaced by his son, Dr David M Greig.   For a light- hearted obituary please view The Late Sir John Ogilvy    

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1890 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies The Lunacy Act – defined lunatic as meaning an ‘idiot or person of unsound mind’ thus embracing mental deficiency.

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1893 Strathmartine

Resignation of Miss Reid (Matron/Governess) on the grounds of ill health.

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1893 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News State Institution for Feeble-minded of Western Pennsylvania.

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1894 Strathmartine

Appointment of Miss Butter  as Superintendent.  Also assumed Miss Reids duties.

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1895 Strathmartine

Opening of new buildings.   Opening of new buildings, which included an extension to the boys’ day room, “modern lavatory accommodation, a large and adequate schoolroom, and a dormitory for 16 children” – all at a cost of £2000+. These new facilities were immediately found to be inadequate to the need.

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1896 World and Learning Disability Related Events

Learning Disability Events Foundation of the National Association for the Care of the Feeble-Minded.

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1898 Strathmartine

Directors agree to move institution to Balmydown Farm to allow for growth.

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1899 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Elementary Education (Defctive & Epileptic Children) Act (England and Wales).

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1899 Strathmartine

Public meeting held to appoint a new body of trustees. Once selected they adopted a new Constitution which allowed work to start on the land at Balmydown.

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1900 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Institute for Defective and Delinquent Men at Napanoch, NY.

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1900 Strathmartine

Foundation Stone of the Administration Block at Balmydown laid.

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1901 Strathmartine

18th October.  Administration Block Pavilion ready for occupancy of 200 children.  Dining Hall, Kitchen, Laundry, School and Cottages built. Old buildings remained in use.   Opening of new buildings, which included an extension to the boys’ day room, “modern lavatory accommodation, a large and adequate schoolroom, and a dormitory for 16 children” – all at a cost of £2000+. These new facilities were immediately found to be inadequate to the need.

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1903 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Ely, Cardiff opens; Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feebleminded and Epileptic.

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1904 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Royal Commission report on the Care and Control of the Feeble-minded.   To “consider the existing methods of dealing with idiots and epileptics, and with imbecile, feeble minded, or defective persons not certified under the lunacy laws…..and to report as to the amendments in the law or other measures which should be adopted in the matter etc. Reported 1908. The Report provided the basis for the Mental Deficiency And Lunacy (Scotland) Act, 1913.

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1904 Strathmartine

A legacy of £7000 became available and three new Pavilions and the Recreation Hall were built.   To “consider the existing methods of dealing with idiots and epileptics, and with imbecile, feeble minded, or defective persons not certified under the lunacy laws…..and to report as to the amendments in the law or other measures which should be adopted in the matter etc. Reported 1908. The Report provided the basis for the Mental Deficiency And Lunacy (Scotland) Act, 1913.

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1906 Strathmartine

Licensed to take 160 children by the Board of Control.   The institution was licensed by the Board of Control to take 160 children. Resident staff included a Matron, 20 nurses, 8 servants, 1 gardener and 1 indoor workman.

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1906 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislations and Policies The Education of Defective Children (Scotland) Act.   The Education of Defective Children (Scotland) Act.  A permissive act allowing local school boards, either alone or in combination, to make special provision for the education and medical inspection of ‘epileptic, crippled or defective’ children between the ages of 5 and 16. ‘Defective’ defined as children “who, not being imbecile, and not being merely dull or backward, are, by reason of mental or physical defect incapable of receiving proper benefit from the instruction in the ordinary school”.

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1907 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Rhode Island School for the Feeble-Minded. Legislation and Policies Indiana  Eugenics Laws; Allowing Medical superintendents to approve sterilations to institutionalised persons deemed unfit to reproduce.

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1908 Institutions Legislation and Policies

Legislation and Policies Report of Royal Commission on Care and Control of Feeble Minded.

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1909 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Royal Commission on the Poor Laws.

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1911Strathmartine

Baldovan Asylum renamed Baldovan Institution. King accepts patronage.   “the connotations of the word ‘asylum’ which had come to mean something different from the functions of Baldovan at that time. There, it was felt that it would be better for the feelings of the patients and their families if the name was changed”.

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1913 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Deficiency and Lunacy (Scotland) Act.   Mental Deficiency And Lunacy (Scotland) Act, remained the legislative basis for the organisation of mental handicap until its repeal by the 1960 Mental Health (Scotland) Act.  This Act created the categories of : (a)Idiots: i.e. to say, persons so deeply defective in mind from birth or from an early age as to be unable to guard themselves against common physical dangers; (b)Imbeciles: i.e. to say, persons in whose case there exists from birth or from an early age mental defectiveness not amounting to idiocy, yet so pronounced that they are…

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1914 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Deficiency and Lunacy (Scotland) Act comes into operation.

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1914 World and Learning Disability Events

World Event World War I broke out.

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1915 Strathmartine

Resignation of Dr David M Greig. 229 children admitted.  Installation of Electric Light.   Resignation of Dr. David Greig as medical superintendent, ostensibly because of a new regulation requiring the medical superintendent to be resident at the Institution. This, and Dr Greig’s resignation may well have been prompted by a highly critical private report on the state of the Institution by the General Board of Control.

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1916 Strathmartine

Appointment of Resident Medical Superintendent Dr DW Drummond. New Rules and Regulations published.

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1923 Strathmartine

Formation of Institution companies of Boy Scouts and Cubs.

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1923 World and Learning Disability Related Events

Learning Disability Event Establishment of the Scottish association for Mental Hygiene.

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1924 Strathmartine

Formation of an Institution company of Girl Guides.

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1924 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Gogarburn, Edinburgh opened.

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1925 Strathmartine

Management of the asylum moves to Local authority control.   Baldovan Institution for the Treatment and Education of Defectives Order Confirmation Act, 22nd Dec. 1925. [15 & 16 Geo 5. Ch CXXX]. Creates an ‘Incorporation’ of 3 local authority District Boards of Control (the counties of Perth; Forfar & Kincardine, and Aberdeen) to assume responsibility for the management of the asylum, effectively changing its character from a quasi private, and comparatively small concern to that of a public institution with the potential to accommodate a significant increase in the number of inmates. The purpose of the Institution is defined as…

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1927 Strathmartine

The Institution (Todhill) farm is re-configured as a pig and poultry farm providing training for 7 boys.

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1927 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Deficiency Act (England and Wales).

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1928 Strathmartine

Dr Forbes appointed as Physician Superintendent.

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1928 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Middlesex Colony for Mental Defectives (Harperbury) opens.

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1929 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Local Government (Scotland) Act giving Local Authorities responsibility for provision of institutional care. Report of Royal Commission on Lunacy and Mental Disorder; Wood Report on Mental Deficiency of 1929.

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1929 World and Learning Disability Events

World Events Start of The Great Depression.

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1930 Strathmartine

Nurses Home/Ward 6 constructed. Nurses Home became occupied and freed additional bed spaces on wards.

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1931Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institutions Hedley Report: Dept Committee on Colonies for Mental Defectives.   Hedley Report: Dept Committee on Colonies for Mental Defectives. Committee appointed jointly by the Board of Control and Ministry of Health for England & Wales to consider “the essential structural requirements of a complete colony for mental defectives of all types, and to what extent the cost could be reduced by the adoption of semi-permanent or temporary buildings or other new methods of construction, having regard to the comparative cost of maintenance as well as the initial capital expenditure involved”.

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1931 strathmartine

Ward 7 constructed.   Male residents were employed by the tailor, shoemaker, joiner, painter, engineer or worked on the farm.  Female residents worked in the Laundry or kitchens.

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1932 Strathmartine

60 children attended School and a further 30 had basic lessons with nursing staff.

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1934 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Brock Report on Sterilisation.

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1935 Strathmartine

26 new admissions. The Commissioner of the General Board reported “the whole institution was clean, tidy and hygienic.  The dayrooms and dormitories were well-aired and properly heated.  The beds were well covered”.

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1936 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institutions Lennox Castle Certified Institution for Mental Defectives opens.

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1936 Strathmartine

Cinematograph performances in the Recreation Hall.

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1939 World and Learning Disability Events

World Event 1st September outbreak of the Second World War.

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1945 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Education (Scotland) Act brought special education within remit of local education authorities.   Education (Scotland) Act: brought special education within the remit of local education authorities. It gave them a duty to assess children from the age of five and to report to the local health authority, for the purposes of the Mental Deficiency Act, any child that it considered incapable of being educated.66 The assessment was based on IQ tests and reinforced the notion that children whose IQ was below a certain level should be separated from other children. Although the intention had been that the…

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1945 World and Learning Disability Events

World Events 2nd September – End of Second World War.

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1946 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies ‘Colonies’ become ‘hospitals’ within the new NHS (UK).

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1947 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Willowbrook State School, Staten Island, New York opened. Legislation and Policies NHS (Scotland) Act.

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1951 World and Learning Difficulty Events

Learning Disability Events 50,000 outside the law pamphlet published.   Publication of N.C.C.L. pamphlet 50,000 Outside the Law, which argued that wrongful certification and detention of patients was widespread, as too was the exploitation of patient labour both within institutions and through the practice of releasing patients on licence to private employers.

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1953 Strathmartine

Rows of houses were built for nursing and medical staff. The first occupants moved in.  Lord Hughes of Hawkhill secures funding for additional Wards/Pavilions.

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1954 Strathmartine

Appointment of Dr William Telfer as Physician Superintendent.

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1954 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies 1954-57 Royal Commission enquiry on Law Relating to Mental Illness and Mental Disorder.

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1955 Strathmartine

Pavilions 8 and 9 completed. Dr Telfer on sick leave during summer, returned to work september.

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1956 Strathmartine

Sudden death of Dr Telfer. Appointment of Dr Malcolm McRae as Physician Superintendent. Re-organisation of the hospital school to form tow departments – the educable and the ineducable but trainable.

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1959 Strathmartine

Hospital renamed Strathmartine Hospital.   Hospital renamed Strathmartine Hospital. The physician superintendent had requested a name change (although not to ‘Strathmartine’) as far back as November, 1956, but the Board had been unwilling to agree to this for reasons which the minutes do not clarify. Nor is it clear why a change was agreed to on this occasion.

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1959 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Health Act.

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1960 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Health (Scotland) Act – repealed 1913 Mental Deficiency Act.   Mental Health (Scotland) Act. Repealed the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act. The former categories of MD were abolished. The general term `mental disorder’ was provided to cover both mental illness and mental deficiency. The Mental Welfare Commission replaced the General Board of Control.  The functions of local authorities with regard to MD were extended. The Act was subsequently amended by the 1968 SWSA in respect to the duties of the local authority SWDs towards the mentally handicapped. One result of the act was an increase in the…

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1963 Strathmartine

Major building works over 2 years.  Demolition of the original Baldovan Orphanage and Asylum building.  Joining of the Administration Building and three Pavilion Blocks by means of a corridor, it is renamed The Main Building.   Demolition of original premises and opening of the ‘new’ hospital with expanded facilities capable of accommodating 600 mentally deficient patients of all ages.

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1964 Strathmartine

Opening ceremony held to commemorate the new ward blocks, restoration of the Main Building.

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1964 Strathmartine

Opening ceremony held to commemorate the new ward blocks, restoration of the Main Building.

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1967 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News News of the World Ely scandal.   Conditions at Ely Hospital came to the attention of the world through the pages of the News of the World. It reported allegations of ill treatment of patients and pilfering by staff. The allegations were made by a nursing assistant at the hospital – a Mr Pantilides, then living in Ethel Street, in Canton. The public outrage which followed led to the setting up a committee of inquiry. Its chairman was to be Geoffrey Howe, QC, who went on to become Chancellor of the Exchequer and deputy Prime Minister to Margaret…

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1968 World and Learning Disability Events

World Event Breaking Down the walls of Heartache by The Bandwagon was released.

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1968 Strathmartine

Armistead transferred for use of Strathmartine Hospital.

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1969 Institution Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Allegations of Ill – Treatment of Patients and other irregularities at the Ely Hospital, Cardiff.

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1970 Strathmartine

Hector Fowlie appointed Physician Superintendent jointly with Liff. Second draft of the Constitution for the Division of Psychiatry published. Group Medical Staff Committee was formed. Summer evening classes introduced for residents. Little Cairnie and Strathkinnes become holiday homes for residents and staff.

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1971 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Report of the Farleigh Inquiry.   Report of the Farleigh Hospital Committee of Inquiry, Cmnd 4557. [Tasker Watkins Chairman].  Farleigh was a long-term hospital in the west of England. It had started life as an early Victorian workhouse and some of the original buildings were still in use at the time of the enquiry. In the early 1970s it accommodated 270 “mentally handicapped and severely mentally handicapped” male adults, who for the most part lived an extremely physically and socially isolated existence, an isolation that extended to the hospital itself and its administration in respect to developments in…

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1971 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped.

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1971 Strathmartine

Parents’ and Friends’ Association formed. Staff and volunteers raised funds to buy a bus and a playpark. Occupational Therapy administration changed to the Group Head Occupational Therapist for the Dundee Northern Hospitals.

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1972 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Services for the Mentally Handicapped Blue Book published.   Services for the Mentally Handicapped [SHHD/SED] Blue Book.  estimated that, in 1970, there were about 8,500 patients with learning disabilities in long-stay institutions (including in psychiatric as well as ‘mental deficiency’ hospitals). It calculated that 25% of these patients might be better catered for in hostels in the community (2,200 hostel places), which meant a continuing need for 6,300 long-term hospital beds. It committed Scotland to the same overall aims in respect to provision as E&W, but the E& W targets were to be achieved over a 10 year…

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1972 World and Learning Disability Events

Learning Disability Event Willowbrook: The Last Disgrace film.

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1972 Strathmartine

Patient Training Officer appointed. Hospital residents awarded industrial contracts to produce toys for a manufacturer. Sensory stimulation is introduced. Reverend Clarkson moves into an office in Ward 7. Residents attend a summer school and holidays with Whitfield Church, Dundee. Hospital employs volunteers through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

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1974 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Report of enquiry into South Ockendon Hospital, Near London.

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1974 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Education (Mentally Handicapped Children) Scotland Act extends right of all children regardless of disability.

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1974 Strathmartine

Appointment of Dr J A Young, Consultant Paediatrician.

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1975 Strathmartine

Some residents move to Elmgrove Hostel.

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1976 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies The Way Ahead: The Health Service in Scotland.   The Way Ahead: The Health Service in Scotland: The Way Ahead.  This was a watered down version of similar priorities statements issued by DHSS and Welsh Office in the same year. It emphasized the need: (a) to provide Community Care through improved primary care and community health services; (b) to lessen the growth rate in the acute sector in order to finance spending on priority groups; and (c) to promote prevention and education.  

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1976 Strathmartine

Behaviour Modification training implimented.

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1977 Strathmartine

Dr Fowlie publishes statitics which show that 45% of residents had been admitted for social reasons and did not require hospital care.

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1978 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Report of enquiry into Normansfiled Hospital, Middlesex.

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1978 World and Learning Disability Events

World Event The year of the 3 Pope’s. Grease was released.

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1978 Strathmartine

Opening of Wards 16 and 17.

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1979 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Report of enquiry into Mental Handicap Nursing and Care. Legislation and Policies A better Life: Services for the Mentally Handicapped in Scotland. A Better Life: Services for the Mentally Handicapped in Scotland.[report by a Programme Planning Group of the Scottish Health Service Planning Council and the Advisory Council on Social Work. SHHD/SED Peters Report].Residential provision( both hospital and LA) was revised upwards: to 180/100,000 cf with 138/100,000 for E&W. While the report endorsed the principle of community based care for majority of MH and the need to avoid ‘inappropriate’ admissions to hospital, attitudes towards Community Care within Scottish…

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1983 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Institution News Mental Health Act.

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1984 Strathmartine

Mid 80s Beginning of hospital decommissioning.

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1984 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Health (Scotland) Act.

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1986 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Audit Commission Making a Reality of Community Care.

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1988 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Community Care: Agenda for Action (Griffiths Report).

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1989 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies White Paper Caring for People: Community Care in the Next decade and Beyond.   White Paper Caring For People: Community Care in the Next Decade and Beyond. [Cm 849]:  “Community Care means providing the services and support which people who are affected by problems of ageing, mental illness, mental handicap or physical or sensory disability need to be able to live as independently as possible in their own homes,or in ‘homely’ settings in the community.The Government is firmly committed to a policy of community care which enables such people to achieve their full potential.” [1.1.].

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1990 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies NHS and Community Care Act.

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1994 World and Learning Disability Events

World Event First elections for black South Africans following the end of Apartheid.

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1995 Strathmartine

Partial disposal of excess buildings and land.

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1996 Strathmartine

Ward 16 and 17 were altered to improve light conditions for residents. The wards were renamed Kinpurnie House upon completion.

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1997 Strathmartine

Two residents compete in the Special Olypmics and return with Gold, Silver and two Bronze medals. Building work begins on Bridgefoot House. Ward 13 closed in March. Dr. Hector Fowlie OBE officially opened a refurbished Craigowl and Craigowl Skill Centre.

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1998 Strathmartine

Bridgefoot House opened on 2nd March. A project to create a Sensory Herb Garden began in February at the Craigmill Skill Centre. Residents take part in the Special Olympics held in Raleight, North Carolina. Wards 12, 12A closed in June.

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1999 Strathmartine

Appropriate Adult Scheme launched. A new telephone system was installed and the telephone number of the hospital changed.

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2000 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act. The same as you? A Review of services for people with learning disabilities.   The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive.  A key recommendation of The same as you? was that all the remaining long-stay hospitals should close by March 2005 with the exception of a small number of places for people with learning disabilities who required assessment and treatment or those on statutory orders.

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2000 Strathmartine

Residents interviewed as part of The Same As You? Review of services. A resettlement Co-ordinator is appointed to oversee the resettlement plans. Occupational Therapy host a national course for disaffectiveness tool. The final Christmas Disco was held in the Recreation Hall.

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2001 Strathmartine

Establishment of a Hospital Retraction Group to oversee Decommissioning. Resettling of residents from Wards 2/3.   May: Establishment of A Hospital Retraction Group to oversee the process of decommissioning. The core group membership covered clinical, support services, projects, trade union and estates. There was no representation from records/information management on the core group and while there was documented input from NHS Tayside’s health records and information manager after the presence of patient identifiable information was reported by a member of the public, the extent to which records/information management had input or influence into the site clearance process was unclear. The…

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2001 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century.

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2002 Strathmartine

Wards 2 and 3 closed in March, Ward 16 closed in June and Ward 17 closed in December.

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2003 Strathmartine

Closure. Community Child Health Team. Some areas remain open. Site sold to a property developer.

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2003 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act.

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2004 Strathmartine

Site used by Tayside Fire and Rescue and Tayside Police as a training ground.

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2005 Strathmartine

A member of the local community wrote to Historic Scotland and requested that the Main Building was considered for listing. Historic Scotland adds the Main Building to the register.

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2005 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Capacity Act.

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2007 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Mental Health Act.

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2007 Strathmartine

Member of the public complained about presence of patient identifiable records on site.

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2008 Strathmartine

Strathmartine Hospital Improvement Review published by QIS and the Scottish Government.

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2013 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies The keys to life – Improving Quality of Life for People with Learning Disabilities.

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2014 Strathmartine

Thera Trust applies for Heritage Lottery Funding for the Strathmartine Hospital Histories Project and is successful. Partnership with Dundee University Archives, Advocating Together, Living Memory Association and Dundee History Group.

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1980 Institutions Legislation and Policy

Legislation and Policies Kings Fund: An ordinary Life.

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