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Pirehill Infirmary Nursing Home

Pirehill was Bennett's name for Harshill.

"Dr. Heve had called, and had said that the patient's desire not to be left alone was a symptom of gravity. He suggested a nurse, and when Maggie, startled, said that perhaps they could manage without a nurse, he inquired how. And as he talked he seemed to be more persuaded that a nurse was necessary, if only for night duty, and in the end he went himself to the new Telephone Exchange and ordered a nurse from the Pirehill Infirmary Nursing Home. And the dramatic thing was that within two hours and a half the nurse had arrived."

Clayhanger
 


North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary at Hartshill
North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary at Hartshill
[Bennett's Pirehill Infirmary]

"The North Staffordshire Infirmary and Eye Hospital was founded in Etruria in 1815 and removed to its present site at Hartshill in 1869. The foundation stone of the new building was laid by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, 25 June 1865, and the building was formally opened by the Duchess of Sunderland, 16 December 1869. The total cost including the site of 10 acres, was nearly 39,000."

Source: Kelly's Directory 1896


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