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Northumberland Dispensaries

Berwick on Tweed 
The hand of benevolence in Berwick is not merely extended for the purpose of disseminating knowledge amongst the poor inhabitants, but it also affords pecuniary & other assistance in cases of sickness & distress, for the alleviation of which here are several charitable  institutions, at the head of which stands the Dispensary, which was instituted in 1814, for the purpose of affording medical & surgical aid to the lame & sick poor. Though the medical gentlemen of Berwick give their service to this benevolent institution, it annual expenditure generally amounts to about 130, out of which a yearly salary of 25 is paid to  Mr Johnson Haw, the dispenser; but its receipts seem to be more than adequate to its disbursements, for, according to its last report, the charity possess a stock amounting to nearly 600.
Parson & White - Durham - 1827/28 p366-67
Submitted by Betty Longbottom

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Dispensary
In Nelson Street, was erected in 1838, but its foundation dates from 1777. It is supported by endowments and voluntary contributions. The total number of patients treated during the year 1893 was 27,201, of whom 9,031 were letter patients and 18,470 Casuals.
Kelly's Directory 1890

Morpeth Dispensary
Located in Union Place, Morpeth.


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