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Princess Marina Hospital staff memories of good practice

The Northamptonshire Healthcare NHSFT Finding Out Group, supported by Jan Walmsley

The logo for the Northampton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

We are a group of researchers with learning disabilities called the Finding Out Group (FOG). We are supported by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

A photo of the main sign outside the Princess Marina Hospital

This year (2014) we interviewed staff who used to work at The Princess Marina Hospital, Northampton. This was the last NHS long stay hospital to open in 1972.

We asked them what it was like to work in the Hospital, and what good practice they remember.

We had a coffee morning when people who had lived in the hospital added what they remembered.

We will tell the Conference about the project and what we found out about good practice.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHSFT FOG Group – Philip Buckley, David Matthews, Ruth Pinney, John Walsh, Patricia Bell, Amanda Mortimer, Sally Bayliss, Sue Hewitt, Stephanie Durnin, Catherine Hunt, Sue Freeman.

The project is supported by Jan Walmsley who is the initial contact –

View the Finding Out Group's PowerPoint presentation (PPT)

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About the Group

If you woud like to get in touch with the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group, please contact:

Liz Tilley 
Chair of the Social History of Learning Disability (SHLD) Research Group
School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

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