Catalogue description Ingham Infirmary, South Shields

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Title: Ingham Infirmary, South Shields
Date: 1846-1992
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Ingham Infirmary, South Shields

Physical description: 63 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Acc 1913 (part), 2242 (part), 2720 (part), 2760 (part), 2835 (part), 2868 (part), 3884 (part), T145 (part)

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

The Ingham Infirmary was built as an extension of the South Shields and Westoe Dispensary by public subscription in 1873, to commemorate Robert Ingham Esq on his retirement as an MP, and to care 'for the sick and lame poor Shields'. It opened with 21 beds but was enlarged in 1899, when the Readhead Wing with 48 beds was opened. Later additions were a new operating theatre and nurses' home in 1905 and new wards and other departments in 1935.

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