15th July


Board of Management Minutes: Nov 1859 – Jan 1865 NHNN/A/4/1

Dr Brown-Sequard stated that it was his intention to devote two or three months of his time previous to leaving Europe in the making of a report with the assistance of his colleague of all the cases put before them since the establishment of the Hospital, and that the sooner he could be relieved by the appointment of a successor the sooner he would be able to prepare the report.


Board of Management Minutes: Jan 1902 – Dec 1907 NHNN/A/4/6

The Medical Committee reported that, as the Medical Officer of Health considers that the risk of the introduction of smallpox into the Hospital by visitors to patients is small, they recommended that the order excluding visitors be rescinded. This was agreed to and it was ordered that a notice be put up that no visitors are admitted from houses in which there is any case of infectious disease and this question be asked by the Porter on the entry of each visitor.


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859 to the 1940’s.

Extracts are taken from the staff records, letters, the reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and the minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd and Michael Clark.

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