Tyne and Wear HER(16487): Jarrow, Pine Street, Mayfield - Details
Jarrow, Pine Street, Mayfield
Health and Welfare
Mayfield was used as an auxiliary hospital during the First World War by the Joint War Committee (British Red Cross and the Order of St John of Jerusalem). The committee was ordered to raise and organise Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) trained in First Aid and Nursing. The nurses were a mixture of qualified nurses and volunteers (mostly middle-class women). Many hospitals were set up in large houses on loan to the Red Cross during the war. VAD hospitals received the sum of 3 shillings per day per patient from the War Office. Mayfield was run by the 10th Durham VA Hospital Unit. Mayfield was demolished in the 1970s. Honours for service to this hospital were received by: Mrs Lorna Chittleburgh (Sister) - Royal Red Cross 2nd Class and Miss Isabella Scott (Commandant) - MBE.
www.donmouth.co.uk/local_history/VAD/VAD_hospitals.html (accessed 2014); British Red Cross, 2014, List of Auxiliary Hospitals in the UK during the First World War