Bristol Royal Infirmary

FOUNDED  1736

LOCATION  St. James, Bristol

BIBLIOGRAPHY  Clarke, C., Bristol Royal Infirmary: a personal study written to commemorate the first 250 years 1735-1985, 1985, Portishead Press & United Bristol Hospitals  ||  Munro Smith, G., A history of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, 1917, J. W. Arrowsmith  ||  State of the Bristol Infirmary for 1841 (published 1842)

1851 CENSUS

Type of resident Male Female Total
Medical staff 6* 0 6
Nursing staff 0 44 44
Dispensary staff 0 1 1
Portering staff 0 1 1
Domestic staff 3 6 9
Patients 136 95 231
Others 1^ 0 1
Total 146 147 293

Reference: HO 107/1950, folios 338b-347b, pages 1-19  * Includes 4 medical students  ^ 1 secretary & hon. steward

DATABASES

ORIGINAL RECORDS  Bristol Record Office, ‘B’ Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN. Telephone 0117 922 4224. Website

PATIENT RECORDS

  • Surviving originals  Admission and discharge, 1737 – 1880, at Bristol Record Office
  • Online  None
  • Published  In-patient register index, 1751-1775, published by Bristol and Avon Family History Society