And here were the individual rooms, and the greenhouse structure. They had a large
amount of space here, which I guess was used as an extension of the day room.
The large glassed windows of the doors would’ve let a large amount of light in, and the ward
itself was angled at the southwestern corner of the hospital, probably to catch the most amount of light.
As this was the ECT unit, this ward may have been used for the treatment of manic-depressives.
And as there is now evidence of a link between natural sunlight and depression in some, it just
shows how forward thinking the Victorians were when they designed this hospital.
You wouldn’t get this much thought put into the design of modern hospitals.
To see the exterior, click here.