Convalescence was once considered a crucial part of recovery from a serious illness, whether it was at a seaside nursing home or a mountain sanatorium.
Poorer patients experiencing good food and clean sheets often did not want to leave.
Others, often children, remember a bleak time when they were bullied.
Former convalescents recall their experiences.
Poorer patients experiencing good food and clean sheets sometimes found themselves living in luxury beyond their wildest dreams, while others - often children - remember a bleak and bullying time.
Former convalescents recall their contrasting experiences.