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Search Aspect ( Killingbeck Sanatorium )
Location - Leeds & District

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Administration block for Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital under construction (Killingbeck) (2 comments)
Black & White image19th April 1915 View looking southwards, showing the new Smallpox isolation ward under construction. The main block was originally the farmhouse of Killingbeck Farm to which the new extension was connected. These buildings were part of a small separate compound which became known as 'Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital' situated on the slopes of Wykebeck Valley. The compound also contained one new ward, a small mortuary and some converted farm buildings. Information supplied by John Garnett (Source: The 50th Anniversary booklet of the opening of Seacroft and Killingbeck Hospitals, 1954.)
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Administration block for the new Smallpox ward, alterations in progress (Killingbeck)
Black & White image19th April 1915. Image shows alterations in progress to the Administration block, contained within a new isolation hospital for Smallpox which included the farm buildings, a new temporary ward and a small mortuary. The Administration block had been converted from the farmhouse of Killingbeck Farm. The frontage extension was accompanied by more substantial building work at the rear of the house. The compound was distinctly separate from the nearby sanatorium. Killingbeck Sanitorium opened in 1904, originally as a Smallpox hospital, but a decision was made by the City Council, in 1912/13, to convert it to a treatment centre for Tuberculosis in accordance with the National Health Insurance Act. The building of the Smallpox isolation ward took place at the same time. The plans were approved on the condition that the main hospital, Killingbeck Sanatorium, would be vacated in the event of an epidemic of Smallpox as the new, single isolation Smallpox ward may be unable to handle the case-load. Although there was one particular outbreak of Smallpox that came close to this being put into practice, it never actually happened. The hospital closed in 1997 and the site is now a retail park. Additional information supplied by John Garnett (Source: The 50th Anniversary booklet of the opening of Seacroft and Killingbeck Hospitals, 1954.)
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Footprint of the ward of Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital (Killingbeck) (3 comments)
Colour image5th January 2008. Image shows a flat, grassed area where the footprint of the ward of Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital can be clearly seen surrounded by trees and brambles. A decision was taken in 1912, to build a separate, small Smallpox Hospital as the main hospital building was to be converted to a sanatorium for the treatment of Tuberculosis. The site chosen for the Smallpox Hospital was that of Killingbeck Farm, which had, at one time, supplied Killingbeck and Seacroft hospitals with eggs and poultry. The incidence of smallpox declined and no cases were admitted there after 1931.
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Interior view of the Smallpox isolation ward under construction, Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital (Killingbeck)
Black & White image27th August 1914. Interior view of the new temporary Smallpox isolation ward under construction, on a separate site to the main hospital. It was a single ward, built at the same time as the main hospital was converted to treat patients suffering from Tuberculosis (the hospital was originally opened in 1904 for the treatment of Smallpox, and after conversion became known as Killingbeck Sanatorium). This was in response to the National Health Insurance Act of 1911.
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Interior view of the Smallpox isolation ward under construction, Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital (Killingbeck)
Black & White image16th December 1914. Interior view of the new Smallpox isolation ward under construction. The main infectious diseases hospital at Killingbeck was, at the same time, undergong conversion to a Tuberculosis treatment centre. This interior view shows two stoves in the room for heating and two baths to be installed.
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