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Details: Victoria Infirmary, Northwich

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Name

 

Present name

Victoria Infirmary 

Previous name(s)

Victoria Infirmary (by 1929 - 1949 at the latest)
Victoria Infirmary and Clinic (by 1950 - c.1975)  

Address

Winnington Hill Northwich CW8 1AN 

Foundation Year

1886 

Closed

No 

Administrative authorities

Regional Hospital Board (1948-74)

Manchester 

Hospital Management Committee (1948-74)

North and Mid-Cheshire 

Regional Health Authority (1974-82)

Mersey 

Regional Health Authority (1982- )

Mersey 

District Health Authority (1974-82)

Crewe 

District Health Authority (1982- )

Crewe 

Current Trust

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust 

Trust From

1991 

County (before 1974)

Cheshire 

County (1974-1996)

Cheshire 

County (after 1996)

Cheshire 

Status

Pre 1948

Voluntary

Post 1948

NHS

Type

Pre 1948

General

Post 1948

OTHER: General practitioner medicine, with various specialties.

Other information

The Infirmary was a voluntary hospital, opened in 1886 for the treatment of accident victims. Its principal benefactor was Robert Verdin, MP, who presented the building for the use of the town in 1887. Other wealthy industrialists, such as the Brunners and the Monds also supported it generously. In 1898 a branch was opened at Winsford, called the Albert Infirmary. In 1896 the Infirmary could accommodate 14 patients; this figure grew to 25 in 1910 and 36 by 1928. A new wing was added in 1902, a children's ward in 1924, and there were further extensions in 1931, 1936 and 1939. The bed complement in 1983 was 44. From its foundation until 1948 the Infirmary was administered by a Board of Management. With the advent of the Naitonal Health Service in 1948 it became part of North and Mid-Cheshire Hospital Management Committee, being transferred to the South Cheshire HMC in 1968. From 1954 to 1968 the Infirmary was linked with Davenham Isolation Hospital under one House Committee. With the reform of the NHS in 1974 it became part of the Crewe Health District of Cheshire Area Health Authority. On the abolition of that body in 1982 it became a part of Crewe District Health Authority.

Records can be found at:

Mersey Regional Health Authority

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1887 - 1887

   General

1887 - 1887

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

Details

WIHM: BG: 1981 UMIST survey of the North West.

Catalogues in A2A

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notes

  Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1887 - 1965

   General

1887 - 1965

   Finance

1895 - 1900

   Staff

1941 - 1959

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG), Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

AR: Local ref: NHC 1. WIHM: BG: 1981 UMIST survey of the North West.

Catalogues in A2A

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Victoria Infirmary

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1887 - 1955

   General

1887 - 1948

   Finance

1895 - 1900

   Nursing

1939 - 1955

Finding aids

Finding aids

Brief Guide(BG)

Location of finding aids

Details

WIHM: BG: 1981 UMIST survey of the North West.

Catalogues in A2A

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=017-nhc1&cid=0External website - link opens in a new window

 
 
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