Work as therapy

L A Frost remembers patients working as a form of treatment

allotment from Stan 160 FLICKR

Extract from L A Frost’s memories of working at Hill End Hospital in the 1930s and 40s (document from St Albans Museums 1995)

Occupational therapy

‘Many patients were given various jobs according to their ability and to help with their treatment. Some helped with the ornamental and kitchen gardens, some worked at the farms…..some helped with various domestic cleaning work and one or two helped with calculations in the Hospital Stores. One of them I remember was an architect, who drew the most impressive and beautiful labels and notices for various parts of the hospital.’


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