I'm not sure if you've seen the following information from the book, The Streets of Hebburn:
FEVER HOSPITAL: Vehicular access via Victoria Road West, and East View.
See HOSPITAL DRIVE.
Infectious Diseases Hospital. [Address was Shields Road, but Now on Hospital Drive].
In 1850, this was ‘Sheep Field’, named ‘Old Mans Close’; occupied by Matthew Laws, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
HOSPITAL DRIVE: Borders the cemetery. Entered via Victoria Road West or East View.
The temporary building, erected in or before 1891, was replaced 7 August 1899, by the 4-bed
ISOLATION HOSPITAL (infectious diseases). A TB sanatorium was added in 1901, with 16 beds.
The Fever Hospital expanded before 1916 and a smallpox hospital had been added within the grounds, but gone, along with the mortuary, by 1941.
It Amalgamated with the NHS in 1948 and was managed by South Shields Hospital. It stopped treating infectious diseases in 1950 and then became a women’s TB sanatorium until March 1956, when it closed - the patients were transferred to Cleadon.
It reopened (18 October 1956) as Hebburn Hospital, for the care of the chronic and long-term sick, and later an elderly care unit. The hospital closed on 6 December 1996.
It now houses Alexandra Lodge: A day care service for people with dementia. There is a new-build on the grounds named Rose Lodge: for people with learning difficulties.
In 1850, this was woodland, occupied by Matthew Laws, leased from Cuthbert Ellison.
Named after: The fact that it is a drive leading to the hospital.
District No. 44 (Hebburn - St. John):
Fever Hospital: Julia Peacock: Nurse. Born Ireland.
Census 1901: Population 20,901:
Fever Hospital: Occupier: Betty Baxter: Matron: Shields Road [Now on Hospital Drive.]
1890: Commercial Premises: McLahaney Hugh, provision dealer, 1 Hood Street.
1914: Commercial Properties:
Hebburn Fever Hospital (Ernest Edward Norman GI B., supt.; Miss L. Blain, matron).
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