Cholera Board issues parish notice

13th April 1832
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During the Cholera Epidemic of 1832-3, the emergency ‘Cholera Board’ published a proclamation in an effort to contain the outbreak.

Epidemic cholera having now clearly manifested itself in Dublin, the board feel it incumbent on them to recommend the immediate establishment of small hospitals in different parts the city, to which patients can be transmitted with as little delay as possible; as the rapid course of the disease will, in many cases, not admit of patients being conveyed to a distance. 

They would, therefore, propose that all parishes remote from the cholera hospital in Grangegorman Lane, small hospitals containing each not less than sixteen beds should be provided with as little delay possible, that every parish a suitable mode of conveyance for the patient should be got ready, to be kept in a place, of which public notice should be placarded in the streets. 

The hospital should contain, at least, one ward for male and another for female patients, with two similar wards for convalescents, and should be provided with bedsteads, moveable on castors.

The chief cholera hospital in Grange Gorman Lane, is now open for the immediate reception of all cholera patients, and admission may be obtained by a note from the medical attendant on the patient, the name, residence, and age of the person being recommended being specified in the note. 

Several applications for the removal of the abatement of nuisances been sent to this board, they deem it proper to state that the parish officers of health possess the powers for these purposes. Signed, FRANCIS BARKER, Secretary 

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