Catalogue description Hospital for the Diseases of Women, Newcastle

This record is held by Tyne and Wear Archives

Details of HO.DW
Reference: HO.DW
Title: Hospital for the Diseases of Women, Newcastle

Hospital records

Date: 1866 - 1949
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Hospital for the Diseases of Women, Newcastle

Physical description: 7 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 2233, 2607, 2766 and 3168 (part)

  • Health services
  • Clinical medicine
  • Nursing
  • Patients
  • Health policy
  • Diseases
  • Medical sciences
  • Preventive medicine
Administrative / biographical background:

This hospital was opened in the mid 1860s as one of the growing number of specialist hospitals.


Although it was a flourishing concern for many years, by the 1940s it was beginning to suffer financial difficulties with its income from its paying patients not equalling its expenditure.


The Newcastle Regional Hospital Board decided that it should close at the end of March 1949 with the building at 11 St Mary's Place being used as a psychiatric outpatients clinic.

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