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St Pancras 1909

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for St. Pancras, London, Borough of]

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III.—Homes for Advanced Consumptives.
For the destitute, the Poor Law Guardians of St. Pancras have provided
Wards for Consumptives at the Northern Infirmary, Dartmouth Park Hill,
For the necessitous, the Metropolitan Asylums Board have had under
consideration on several occasions the question of providing accommodation for
Consumptives, and the matter is still under consideration.
For the provident, the National Committee for the establishment of Sanatoria
for workers suffering from Tuberculosis (54, Gray's Inn Road, W.C., Secretary,
W. G. liunn), proposes to construct sanatoria to be maintained by the combined
efforts of Trade Unions and other labour organisations.
For the impecunious who are able to secure the interest of subscribers
or guarantors, and also for paying patients, the following institutions are
available: —
Home for Consumptive Females, 57 & 58, Gloucester Place, Portman
Square, W. 26 beds. Admission £1 Is. entrance fee, and 7s. a week
for chronic cases, and 10s. a week (without entrance fee) for cases
awaiting admission to a Consumptive hospital.
Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, 40, Grove End Road, St. John's
Wood, N.W. 85 beds. Admission by Subscriber's letter. Women
arc only admitted at present. A special ward for Consumption.
St. Joseph's Hospital for Tncurable Women and Children, Burlington
Lane, Chiswick, W. 40 beds. Admission 10s. 6d. weekly for
women, and 5s. 6d. weekly for children. £2 2s. to £4 4s. weekly
for a separate room.
At Ventnor, St. Catherine's Home for Advanced Consumptives.
At Bournemouth, Fir's Home for Advanced Consumptives.
At Torquay, Mildmay Home for Advanced Consumptives.
IV.—Special Hospitals for Pronounced Consumptives.
All the special institutions mentioned below admit pronounced cases by
letter of recommendation. The period of treatment of pronounced cases is
limited, but patients are instructed and trained to so manage themselves as to
avoid danger to others when they leave the institution.
Mount Vernon Hospital for Consumption, Mount Vernon, Hampstead,
N.W., and Northwood, Middlesex. 110 beds. Office and outpatients,
7, Fitzroy Square, W.
Brompton Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, Brompton,
S.W. 321 beds.
Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, City Road, E.C. 80 beds.
'City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, Victoria Park, E.
164 beds.
Hospital for Consumption, 26, Margaret Street, W., and
Convalescent Home, Fail-light Hall, Hastings.
[General hospitals are more and more inclined not to admit patients
suffering from Consumption on account of the length of time they
may require to occupy the hospital beds.]