Crimicar Lane Hospital, Sheffield
|Title:||Crimicar Lane Hospital, Sheffield|
NHS14/1/1 Admission registers, 1932 - 1956
|Date:||1932 - 1956|
|Held by:||Sheffield City Archives, not available at The National Archives|
Crimicar Lane Hospital and Sanatorium: opened 1902, closed 1956
Crimicar Lane Hospital and Sanatorium was opened in November 1902 for the reception of smallpox cases. It consisted of two wards, each accommodating 21 beds; an isolation block accommodating four wards each with two beds; also an administrative block, laundry and disinfector. Prior to the First World War the hospital was primarily for cases of smallpox, but consumptive (tuberculosis) patients were admitted if smallpox cases were lacking. In 1915 a temporary wooden ward was erected to accommodate 48 patients and an extension to the administrative block was built in 1916.
Many patients were those associated with the cutlery industry: grindstones and buffing wheels created a huge amount of gritty dust. Silicosis was the cause of great mortality, as was tuberculosis which was often associated with the & apos;dolly polishing& apos; of silverware.
In 1950 the hospital had accommodation for 53 patients.
In 1955 the Planning Committee of Sheffield Regional Hospital Board recommended that the use of the premises as a hospital be discontinued and that the patients be moved to Lodge Moor Hospital. The buildings were to be retained pending instructions from the Ministry of Health.
The patients were all transferred out of the hospital on 31 May 1956; the patients at Commonside Sanatorium also being transferred to Lodge Moor at around the same time.
The hospital buildings were later demolished to make way for housing; all that remains are the part of the perimeter wall and gates (2004).
The hospital was administered by Hospitals Committee of Sheffield City Council, established under the Public Health Act, 1875. In 1927 this committee became a sub-committee of the Health Committee.
At the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948 management, like other hospitals formerly administered by the Council, passed to the Sheffield No 3 Hospital Management Committee of Sheffield Regional Hospital Board (SRHB).
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