Life at the hospital
The Hospital had five long wards and a well-equipped operating theatre, as well as a gym and workshops including a carpenters and shoemakers. Grace Kimmins believed the boys should be taught crafts and skills so they could get a job.
The boys had their school lessons outside and at night, if the weather was good, they would sleep outside too – there were 100 beds outside in total!
In the winter months, the hospital would have been freezing – there was no heating and the wind and rain would come into the rooms during the winter storms.
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