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Ref NoCSFH/8
Extent1 item and 3 files
CreatorNameCork Street Fever Hospital
Department of Local Government and Public Health
DescriptionSeries of records relating to Local Government Inquiries involving Cork Street Fever Hospital in 1937 and 1944.

The Inquiry held in May 1937 centred on the proposed abolition of the position of Pathologist held by Dr John Hackett Pollock.

The 1944 investigation into alleged malpractices centred on the following matters: fees payable by students and patients to Christopher Joseph McSweeney, Medical Superintendent; expenditure by the Fever Hospital Board on exterior painting of the Hospital buildings, including the Nurses' Home; the condition of the roof of the Stores; the inspection of grounds and out-buildings by the Visiting Sub-Committee; scales of salary for nursing staff; overtime to certain medical staff; food costs; use of the hospital laboratory; petrol supplies and associated issues of its cost pertaining to the Medical Superintendent; the dismissal of gate lodge keepers; the resignation of Dr William John Roche, Resident Medical Officer; and a suggested change in the internal general management of the hospital.
ArrangementRecords are arranged chronologically.
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ReprodnNoteCopying of archive material is subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Copying Guidelines
TermHospital management
Hospital administration
Hospital staff
Medical staff
Public inquiries
Hospital finances
Hospital inspections
Building maintenance