28 Localities suggested for new Cottage Hosoitals.
The following Table sets out the places where, in our opinion it would be desirable that Cottage Hospitals should be maintained by the-local authority.
The number of miles in the fifth column of the Table does not indicate the greatest distance that a patient at present has to be taken for admission into hospital; it frequently is 10 or 12 miles more.
of suggested No.
from the nearest
1 Cushendall, Antrim, 20 An existing Hospital owned by &
lady who would hand it over with Endowment.
2 Gweedore, Donegal, Dunfanaghy, 20 3 Dunglo-w, do.,
Glenties, 15 4 Carrick, .
23 5 Ballycastle, Mayo, Killala, 19 Killala Workhouse to be closed
6 Achill Sound, do.,
25 7 Louisburgh, do.,
12 8 Caraa, .
Galway, Clifclen, 22 9 Bealadangan, do.,
Oughterard, 27 10 Kilronan, Aran
Galway, 30 By sea.
11 Carrigaholt, Clare, Kilrush, 16 12 Tulla, .
Tulla, â€” Tulla Workhouse to be closed
13 Glin or Tarbert, .
Rathkeale or Listowel.
13 14 Cahirciveen, Kerry, Cahirciveen, Close Cahirciveen Workhouse
altogether ; using old Fever Hospital in Cahirciveen as a general hospital.
15 Sneem, .
Hospitals that might be closed if not restored and refitted.
There are also in some Counties in the south-east of Ireland, some Poor Law Hospitals that long ago were used as County Pever Hospitals.
Most of these buildings are now used for general hospital purposes, but only to a very limited extent.
Almost all these institutions at the time of our visit were neglected and ruinous.
We understood that Tullow Hospital was about to be rebuilt.
They are, in most cases, quite unfit for occupation as hospitals, and unless arrangements are made for restoration or re-building, we recommend that they be closed as being unfit for use as hospitals.
The following is a Table of these institutions : â€”
Place where Hospital is situate.
Distance from the nearest Hospital.
Preshford, Gowran, Newtownbarry, Oulart, .
Carlow, Kilkenny, do.,
Carlow, Kilkenny, .
8-i 8i 12"
Equidistant from Shillelagh Enniscorthy.
The general and Pever Hospital at Bagenalstown, in the County an
Union of Carlow, is by far the best of the Cottage Hospitals i^th\coU^t; of Carlow, Kilkenny, and Wexford, and it is desirable that it should \* improved and maintained.