Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574552
Title:
Reconstruction and improvement of county homes.
Other Titles:
White Paper on the reconstruction and improvement of county homes.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Department of Health. 1Reconstruction and improvement of county homes. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
Oct-1951
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574552
Item Type:
Legislation
Language:
en
Description:
County Homes are a product of the reorganisation of the Poor Relief system which took place in the early twenties of the century. The multiplicity of Unions, which from 1838 to 1920 formed the local basis of Poor Relief, was abolished except in Dublin City and County. The County replaced the Union as the unit of administration. The Workhouses in each county were either closed or converted to hospitals. In practically every county, however, a workhouse was selected for the reception of those inmates in the other workhouses who did not require hospital or other special treatment. The workhouse so chosen was designated the " County Home ", and these homes thus became repositories for all types and conditions of poor persons the majority of whom were aged and infirm, but who also included considerable numbers of mental defectives, unmarried mothers, children (legitimate and illegitimate), persons suffering from various long-term illnesses and some· able-bodied destitute.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; HOSPITAL; POVERTY; OLDER PEOPLE; MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER
Series/Report no.:
Pr; 756

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T13:25:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-17T13:25:28Zen
dc.date.issued1951-10en
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. 1Reconstruction and improvement of county homes. Dublin: Department of Health.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/574552en
dc.descriptionCounty Homes are a product of the reorganisation of the Poor Relief system which took place in the early twenties of the century. The multiplicity of Unions, which from 1838 to 1920 formed the local basis of Poor Relief, was abolished except in Dublin City and County. The County replaced the Union as the unit of administration. The Workhouses in each county were either closed or converted to hospitals. In practically every county, however, a workhouse was selected for the reception of those inmates in the other workhouses who did not require hospital or other special treatment. The workhouse so chosen was designated the " County Home ", and these homes thus became repositories for all types and conditions of poor persons the majority of whom were aged and infirm, but who also included considerable numbers of mental defectives, unmarried mothers, children (legitimate and illegitimate), persons suffering from various long-term illnesses and some· able-bodied destitute.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPren
dc.relation.ispartofseries756en
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectHOSPITALen
dc.subjectPOVERTYen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectMENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERen
dc.titleReconstruction and improvement of county homes.en
dc.title.alternativeWhite Paper on the reconstruction and improvement of county homes.en
dc.typeLegislationen
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