The Janus Thickey Ward was a ward located in St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, and usually kept locked to prevent the patients from wandering about. The door to the ward is opened by using the Unlocking Charm.
The ward housed residents whose minds had been permanently been affected by spells. One of the Healers, Miriam Strout, was a fussy, good-natured witch who tended to treat Gilderoy Lockhart like a child.
- The namesake was likely Janus Thickey, a wizard who faked his own death using a Lethifold as the culprit.
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward) - "The Healer pointed her wand at the door of the Janus Thickey ward and muttered "Alohomora."
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward) - "This is our long-term resident ward" [...] "For permanent spell damage" [...] "Gilderoy does seem to be getting back some sense of himself, and we’ve seen a real improvement in Mr. Bode" [...] "Here you are, Agnes" [...] "Is that your dad down the end, Neville?" [...] "Neville’s mother had come edging down the ward in her nightdress."
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 23 (Christmas on the Closed Ward) - "the Healer, taking Lockhart's arm and beaming fondly at him as though he were a precocious two-year-old".