Contact Person Nick Jarvis

ECT & Willow Court

Electro Convulsive Therapy


ECT in Willow Court was introduced in 1937. The ECT machine had a plug in head piece attached to thick rubber bands. The rubber bands were then connected to 2 round metal disks.

No injections were given prior to the ECT, in the early days of treatment at Willow Court.

The first patient given ECT was Charles S in Bronte House.  Charles was reportedly was quite anxious about the treatment and would jump out windows run away and hide.

The below ECT unit is made by the Eddison Swan Company, and is currently held within my possession until its dafe to hand back to Willow Court.