preserving the legacy of The Jervis Street Charitable Infirmary
In 1718 six Dublin surgeons, appalled by the miserable conditions of the sick poor in the city, opened The Charitable Infirmary, the oldest voluntary hospital in Ireland and Great Britain. It served the citizens of Dublin for 270 years. The Infirmary was built at No. 14 Jervis Street in 1803 with monies raised by public subscription. The first blood transfusion in Ireland was given in the Infirmary on 20th April 1865 ...read more
The Charitable Infirmary Charitable Trust Managing Committee & Medical Group wish to thank all who attended our recent tercentenary event in the Adam & Eve Church, Merchants Quay.Our thanks to Our Lady's Choral Society; Peter O' Reilly (tenor); Rachel Croash (soprano) and The Dublin Handelian Orchestra with Mr Proinnsías Ó Duinn for a stunning performance.
A history of the charitable infirmary
The Charitable Infirmary is the oldest voluntary hospital in Ireland and Great Britain. Founded in 1718, it has now served the citizens of Dublin for 270 years. In its near three centuries of existence it was witness to the social and cultural vicissitudes of a city that witnessed the splendour and poverty of the Georgian era, the depression following the Act of Union, the excitement of Catholic Emancipation, the industrial and scientific progress of the Victorian age, the misery of the Great Famine, the Easter Rebellion and the Civil War, and lastly the dramatic social changes that characterised the history of the ninetieth century. In 1718 six Dublin surgeons, appalled by the miserable conditions of the sick poor in the city, opened the first voluntary hospital in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Cook Street, Dublin ...read more