Monday, April 09, 2007
Shirley Bowen 1956-57
“ I was there for my 13th birthday,” she told me when we met a few weeks ago at Craig-y-nos.
“I was out on the balcony. I didn’t have any drugs but I do remember the gastric lavages!
...oh yes and Jacko the peacock who used to make such a noise...
“It used to take my parent most of the day to visit.
During the winter they would sit out on the balcony at visiting time clutching hot-water bottles.
Exercise“Walks were graded starting with a a short walk between the 2 stags.”
Dr Huppert story
Like all ex-patients Shirley has her own particular memory of Dr Huppert: “She was very masculine. Once I got punished because I got out of bed during rest hour to pick up a piece of paper. She saw me and I was sent back to bed for a week.”
Today Shirley works as a manager in a care home for the elderly.