The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in Putney has a fascinating history as the first institution in the UK to care for people living with chronic illness or disability.
Established in 1854 the RHN was a prominent Victorian charity and received support from Florence Nightingale and Charles Dickens, among other ‘celebrities’ of the day.
In 2018, for the very first time, we will open our archives to the public, giving insight into our rich history. Our records include letters from Florence Nightingale, speeches by Dickens, patient casebooks from 1854 to the present day, and other fascinating records and artefacts relating to our 163 year history.
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