City Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Walker


"The hospital opened in September 1888 on an 11 acre site previously used as agricultural land - "Calf Close". The hospital was one of the first to be built on the single storey pavilion system and was set in gardens. As early as 1896 it was recognised that the hospital would soon prove too small to cope with potential demand. Ground was acquired for two additional pavilions..During WW1 two temporary pavilions were added on the east side of Benton Road. These remained in use during WW2 and were converted into a geriatric unit in 1953. In 1916 a 62 bed sanatorium for TB cases was opened. In 1929 a new 44 bed block for female TB cases was opened, giving a total bed capacity of 338...." (Source: Sitelines, Historic Environment Record

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050195:Excreta Sterilizer The City Hospital for Infectious Diseases Walker Unknown 1898

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049007:The City Hospital for Infectious Diseases Walker Unknown 1890s

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Tyne and Wear HER(5390): Walkergate, City Hospital for Infectious Diseases
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Tuberculosis
- Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease which attacks the lungs and other parts of the body. It is caused by certain strains of bacteria, especially mycobacterium tuberculosis, and is ...
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First World War
- The 4th August 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. What did your ancestors do during World War 1? How were the communities of ...
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World War 2
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1888
- In North East England: September 1888: opening of the City Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Walker, Newcastle  16th October 1888: consecration of the new St Georges Church, Jesmond, Newcastle

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