The town's main general hospitals, however, are independent of the borough council: North Ormesby Hospital (established in 1861) and the North Riding Infirmary (established in 1864) are paid for by local people through voluntary health insurance contributions and the Carter Bequest Hospital (opened in 1926) is staffed by local general practitioners and is funded by a large bequest left by a wealthy local dignitary (although it also supplements its income by accepting private paying patients).
Altogether, Middlesbrough's hospitals can accommodate about 850 patients (including 250 patients in the isolation hospitals). The Middlesbrough Fever Hospital specialises in smallpox (although this has largely been eliminated in Britain by the 1920s and 1930s), typhoid and scarlet fever and also has an attached tuberculosis hospital.
There is a good article on the history of Middlesbrough's hospitals on The Northern Echo website.
Unless otherwise specified, all the nursing and domestic staff listed below are employed at the isolation hospitals.
|Medical Officer of Health||M||N||1||£900|
|Tuberculosis Medical Officer||M||N||1||£725|
|Deputy Medical Officer of Health||M||N||1||£475|
|Senior Clerk & VD Clinic Assistant||M||N||1||£285|
|Tuberculosis Dispensary Nurse||F||N||3||£196-£200|
|Hospital Boiler Attendant||M||N||1||£134|
|VD Clinic Attendant||M||N||1||£117|
|Clerk & VD Clinic Assistant||M||N||1||£110|
|Part-Time VD Clinic Medical Officer||M||N||2||£110|
|Sanatorium Farm Hand||M||N||1||£91|
|Sanatorium Home Sister||F||N||1||£90|
|Tuberculosis Dispensary Clerk||F||N||1||£89|
|Sanatorium Ward Sister||F||N||1||£80|
|Tuberculosis Dispensary Cleaner||F||N||1||£58|
|Head Hospital Laundress||F||N||1||£55|
|Hospital Sewing Maid||F||N||1||£50|
|Junior Tuberculosis Dispensary Clerk||F||Y||1||£41|
|Tuberculosis Hospital Cook||F||N||1||£40|
|Sanatorium Assistant Nurse||F||N||2||£40|
|Red Cross Centre Cleaner||F||N||1||£32|
|Sanatorium Probationer Nurse||F||N||2||£30|
|Sanatorium Probationer Nurse||F||Y||2||£25|
The Deputy Medical Officer of Health is provided with free board and lodging (so presumably runs the hospitals directly).
Wages of hospital staff are set at national level.