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This letter dated January 5th, 1832 was sent from the Board of Health to the Newcastle Board. The writer is describing conditions in Gateshead Hospital.
(Catalogue ref: PC 1/93)


The highly inadequate and improper state of the temporary hospital appropriated for the relief of Cholera Patients in the Township of Gateshead, having been reported to the Central Board of Health with an assertion that five children were actually placed in one bed, and three in another bed in that hospital, I am directed by the Board to require that you will state with as little delay as possible every circumstance connected with such want of humanity, which if founded in truth must prove highly disgraceful to the members of that Board.

I am, etc

W Maclean