Thank you for sharing your memories about your Brother -what must have been a very sad and difficult time. You are quite correct. This was the Main Entrance into the Hospital, the Public face if you like. The Administration Building was much grander than the Wards, to convey a sense of opulance, and to give the impression that the entire Hospital was just as grand, most likely in the hope that people, such as yourself, would perhaps, feel more at ease, knowing that your relative was being cared for in such surroundings. Upon entering the "front door", Reception & Post Room were on the right, with the grand marble columns and marble stairs leading up to the first floor just past Reception. Heading through the double doors straight ahead took you down the long corridor. The Visitor's Rooms were off this corridor (right-hand side for Males, and left-hand side for Females).
Hope this information helps, and thanks again for getting in touch.
i wonder if this was the door that lead to meeting rooms on your right hand side down the hall way, for long stay patients as I remember entering a door like that one and visiting my brother in a room on the right hand side, It was a very sad moment for me having to leave him, after actualy holding his hand and looking into his eyes for the very first time saying I am your sister I love you and will come see you very soon,I couldnt wait for the next visit but sadly he died of an infectious deseas before the next visit,I never got to see him ever again.I felt he understood me because there was a glimmer in his eyes of happiness.
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