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St Gabriel's Institute, Sunderland

20th 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/1/1/12/16:

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
1 Sister


VADs: 36 work in 4 sections. All live out and are unable to give full time.

Paid help: 1 Cook
1 Charwoman

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
VAD Hospitals in Northumberland and Durham 1914-1918
Scarlet Finders
Historic Environment Record

Civil Parish: Sunderland

Contributed by Durham County Record Office