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Notice Board updated 27 Jan 2021

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          KIDDERMINSTER MEDICAL SOCIETY         

 

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The History of Kidderminster Medical Society is available on the website

Click here to read 120 years of Medicine in the Wyre Forest

Authored by John Murray

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As Editor I ofter get enquiries relating to older members and medical matters in the Wyre Forest Area.
Some are confidential but others are historically interesting and, as the one below, I will share with you.

Nearest I can come to your query is the Greenhill Hostel, Hurcott Rd / Chester road which really couldn’t be classed as a maternity home in modern thinking. It was in fact a Magdalene hostel for unmarried or destitute expectant and nursing mothers age under 25 who were with their first child and were expected to stay for 4 months if possible. The hostel opened in 1901 but closed ?? when. The costs were 10s/6d (52.5p) before confinement and 12s/6d (62.5p) after confinement. There was also Kidderminster shelter at 208 Hurcott Road which provided help for temporarily fallen and preventative cases aged under 25 – although this was not really associated with maternity care.

 

 

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the website can be accessed at:
www.kidderminstermedicalsociety.co.uk

 

 

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