7 episodes

"The Hidden Now Heard podcast is a collection of oral histories that investigate life at long stay hospitals for people with a learning disability across Wales. It's an opportunity to uncover a hidden part of Wales' history, we will speak to nurses, doctors, hospital administrators and most importantly patients who may have spent most of their lives in hospital. Hidden Now Heard is a Mencap Cymru project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from the Welsh Government. The Hidden Now Heard project will also be creating six temporary museum exhibitions across Wales, for more information visit our www.facebook.com/hiddennowheard or follow us on twitter @hiddennowheard."

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"The Hidden Now Heard podcast is a collection of oral histories that investigate life at long stay hospitals for people with a learning disability across Wales. It's an opportunity to uncover a hidden part of Wales' history, we will speak to nurses, doctors, hospital administrators and most importantly patients who may have spent most of their lives in hospital. Hidden Now Heard is a Mencap Cymru project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from the Welsh Government. The Hidden Now Heard project will also be creating six temporary museum exhibitions across Wales, for more information visit our www.facebook.com/hiddennowheard or follow us on twitter @hiddennowheard."

    eddie cox

    eddie cox

    Eddie worked with many residents at Bryn y Neuadd. Many left a lasting impression on him. He often bumps into them in the community where he lives today.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    John Homer

    John Homer

    John is one of the few residents from Bryn y Neuadd we have been able to interview. He first spent time at Oakwood Park Hospital in the 1970s before moving to Bryn y Neuadd in 1971 where he eventually met his wife.

    • 48 min
    Trish Flanagan and Anne Lloyd Lewis

    Trish Flanagan and Anne Lloyd Lewis

    Trish and Ann both worked together as nursing assistants at Bryn y Neuadd in the 1980s. Today they work for Cartrefi Cymru, supporting people in the community.

    • 57 min
    Mary Oliver

    Mary Oliver

    Mary has been deeply involved in the provision of services for people with a learning disability over four decades. She never worked at Bryn y Neuadd but often came into contact with the buildings, it's staff and residents during her working life.

    • 31 min
    Eileen Clark

    Eileen Clark

    Although Eileen never worked at Bryn y Neuadd or had relatives at the hospital she was deeply involved in the advocacy service that popped up. Her passion came from her own daughter who has a learning disability but who never spent time in an institution.

    • 31 min
    Peter Woods

    Peter Woods

    Dr. Peter Woods was instrumental in changing services at Bryn y Neuadd so they respected residents human rights. He worked there as a psychiatrist and later became Clinical Director int he 1990s.

    • 38 min

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