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Details: The Hopedean Nursing Home, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Name

 

Present name

The Hopedean Nursing Home 

Previous name(s)

The Gables Maternity Home  

Address

18 Gloucester Terr, Elswick Rd Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 6RH 

Previous location


Foundation Year

1919 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1974 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Not Applicable 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Not Applicable 

County (before 1974)

Northumberland 

County (1974-1996)

Not Applicable 

County (after 1996)

Not applicable 

Status

Pre 1948

Voluntary

Post 1948

Private

Type

Pre 1948

Maternity, Women, Children

Post 1948

Maternity

Other information

Because of overcrowding in its premises at New Bridge street, the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital decided in 1919 to open branches in the West end and East end of the city. The Gables became the branch in the West end. The one in the East end never materialised. The Gables was purchased in 1919 from the Richardson family and came into use the same year for fee-paying patients. Originally managed by a sub-committee of the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital, it quickly acquired its own committee. In 1922 the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital moved to new premises in Jubilee Road and it was decided then that The Gables should now be totally independent. In 1948 the NHS decided not to take The Gables over in its rationalisation of local health services and by 1950 it was in finiancial difficulties. Since the Princess Mary Maternity Hospital refused to take The Gables back under its wing, it was forced to close and be sold to the Salvation Army who renamed it the Hopedene Nursing Home. This w

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notes

  Tyne and Wear Archives Service

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1919 - 1951

   General

1919 - 1950

   Finance

1941 - 1951

   Estates

1928 - 1929

   Nursing

1947 - 1950

   Ephemera

1949 - 1950

Clinical & Patients

1949 - 1951

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