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Hi everyone, can anyone tell me which hospital Boro fever hospital would be as shown in the burial records?
McHugh, Emma (Married, age 23).
Died at Boro Fever Hospital; Buried on August 14, 1897 in Consecrated ground;
Grave Number 17397, Section DD1 of City Road Cemetery, Sheffield.
Boro fever hospital on Winter Street 1881 extended 1892
The Borough Hospital for infectious diseases was on Winter Street, later to become St George's Hospital, now used by Sheffield University as a School of Law.
Found this on the sheffield history site.
Winter Street Hospital 1881-1976
Built 1881 at a cost of Â£20,000. It consisted of four blocks containing 80 beds and eight single-bedded wards (with airing courts on the roof).
1892 - the Nurses home was built, followed by an isolation block of four wards.
1898 - a row of cottages in Dart Square were taken over to house more tuberculosis patients.
Before the First World War the main cases taken in were scarlet fever and diphtheria.
Sheffield's Tuberculosis Scheme was discussed at meetings of the City Health Committee. In late 1913 the Council approved the principle of taking over cases of tuberculosis at that time dealt with by the Poor Law Authorities, and decided that there should be two separate sanatoria within easy reach of the city, one for men (150 beds) and one for women (c.100 beds). Approval was granted in January 1914 for the purchase of a site in the Rivelin Valley (for women); and in late 1914 it was decided that land at Buck Wood be purchased for site for male sanatorium. These were apparently not built, the onset of the First World War presumably putting an end to these plans.
The hospital was handed over to the military authorities, to be used for military wounded, in March 1915. Wards had been prepared for this since October 1914 and the patients had been transferred out to Crimicar Lane Hospital on 25 February 1915.
During the Second World War the hospital was again used for the military sick.
After the war the hospital reverted to accommodating male and female tuberculosis cases, and had beds for 110 patients.
Bed places were set at 103 in 1954 when beds placed in the middle of wards were removed to reduce overcrowding. Children at the hospital were transferred to Ash House Hospital School in 1957. Closure by March 1970 was proposed in November 1968; the patients would be transferred to Lodge Moor Hospital. In 1971 spending was approved to adapt the premises to form a geriatric day hospital with 40 places. In mid 1974 the 84 beds were too many for the staff to cope with and the number was reduced to 65.
In October 1974 Trent Regional Health Authority put the upgrading of Winter St Hospital out to tender; during which works the patients were moved out elsewhere. On 10 December 1975 it was recommended that the proposal to rename the reopened hospital ' St George's Hospital' be passed to Sheffield Area Health Health Authority.
I am not convinced that you can be certain this person died in Winter Street, without seeing a death certificate. Lodge Moor was the main fever hospital from the late 1880s. A major reason for its construction was the failure of the Winter Street Hospital to contain serious outbreaks of Smallpox.