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Whinney House, Gateshead

1st Durham Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

Type: Hospital

The following information comes from records held at the archives at the Museum of the Order of St John, and is used with their kind permission. Reference OSJ/1/1/12/2 (In these records, and on Historic England, the building is called Winney House):

Winney House St. John Hospital, Gateshead
September 15th 1917

Commandant: Mrs Palmer

Hospital: This is a house which has been kindly lent by Colonel E Joicey, for the purpose of a hospital.

Beds: 110 beds in
16 wards
7 huts

Trained staff: 1 Matron

Massage: 1 Masseuse (paid)

VADs: 20 work in shifts. 2 living in.

Paid help: 2 Charwomen
1 Cook

Remarks: This hospital is in excellent order. There is every comfort and convenience for the patients and staff. The patients are drawn from No. 1 Northern General, Newcastle.

Signed: SA Swift

For further information:
Museum of the Order of St John
VAD Hospitals in Northumberland and Durham 1914-1918
Scarlet Finders
Historic England

Civil Parish: Gateshead

Contributed by Durham County Record Office