Comprising: minutes of the Dispensary Committee [HR2/1/1–3] and subsequently the Infirmary General [HR2/1/4–9] and other committees 1792-1966; new infirmary building estimates, bills of quantity etc 1925-1930; annual reports 1812-1946 and drafts 1928-1947; newspapers cuttings books 1923-1963; nursing records 1923-1971
DONCASTER ROYAL INFIRMARY RECORDS
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Administrative / Biographical History
A dispensary for the 'sick poor' of the town and neighbourhood was founded by public subscription in 1792, and the first dispensary building opened in Frenchgate in the following year. A new building, housing both a dispensary and a twenty-three bed infirmary was opened on a new site in 1867 and extended in 1905. The infirmary moved to its present site in Thorne Road in 1930.