St Gabriel's Institute, Sunderland
20th Durham Voluntary Aid Detachment 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/1/1/12/16:
VAD Hospital, St Gabriel’s, Kayll Road, Sunderland
September 14th 1917
Commandant: Dr Pearcey
Hospital: This is a hall which has been kindly lent by the church wardens for the purpose of a hospital.
Beds: 43 beds in
2 wards, also a surgery
Trained staff: 1 Matron
VADs: 36 work in 4 sections. All live out and are unable to give full time.
Paid help: 1 Cook
Remarks: This hospital is in good order. There are the necessary conveniences. The stores and kitchens are in good order.
Signed: SA Swift
For further information:
Museum of the Order of St John http://museumstjohn.org.uk/research/st-john-archive/
VAD Hospitals in Northumberland and Durham 1914-1918 http://www.donmouth.co.uk/local_history/VAD/VAD_hospitals.html
Scarlet Finders http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/181.html
Historic Environment Record http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/16489
Civil Parish: Sunderland
Contributed by Durham County Record Office
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