FORMER staff, patients and others are being invited to share their stories about an infamous psychiatric hospital in Powick.

Powick Hospital, formerly the Worcester County and City Lunatic Asylum, may be part of a three part BBC4 series entitled The People’s History of the NHS.

Powick Hospital was closed in 1989 and demolished in the 1990s.

The documentary is a crowdsourced history of the health service, told through people’s treasured mementos and objects.

7Wonder Productions are hoping to speak to former staff, patients, their families and those with connections to the hospital.

Laura Watt, of 7Wonder Productions, said: “I am hoping to speak to as many people as possible with connections to Powick during that time.

“I am particularly looking to talk to ex-patients and their relatives, and previous members of staff about their personal experiences with the hospital and what life was like there for both those who gave, and received treatment and care.

She added: “Using these fascinating objects and deeply personal stories and made in partnership with the University of Warwick’s History department and the Wellcome Collection, these films will uncover a seventy year history of the highs and lows, triumphs and catastrophes of the NHS, which together paint a vivid, and often conflicted portrait of Britain.”

The episode would feature the years 1948 to 1973.

The hospital, located in Hospital Lane, was the source of a controversial World in Action documentary in 1968.

A plaque to remember the hospital was unveiled on The Crown pub, in Malvern Road, Powick, on Tuesday, June 27 last year.

During its time, the hospital nursed more than 25,000 Worcestershire patients.

Interested people can email or call 0203 701 7599.