30th June


Lady Superintendent reports NHNN/N/1

E. C.Vernet – reports from 14 October 1902 to 24 October 1905

‘The Hospital is very full and very busy owing to the increased numbers of women’s’ beds in Albany Ward – the number of wheelchairs in that ward is insufficient for their needs. One more such chair, procurable at a cost of about £13.15. would be of great service. At present one chair only is available among 13 women patients.’


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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