Royal Northern Sea-Bathing Infirmary opened in 1861 and was financed by voluntary subscription the relief of the afflicted poor.
Later renamed St Thomas’s Hospital, it accommodated up to 52 male and female patients and possessed waht was then every modern amenity.
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