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Naas Fever Hospital

Description:

The medical advisers of the Department of Local Government condemned the existing fever hospital in Naas as unfit for purpose. Kildare County Council was obliged to seek tenders from ‘competent builders’ to replace the existing structure and Collen was awarded the contract in May 1935 to build ‘a new hospital for communicable diseases’ at Naas.

The design of the hospital, undertaken by Vincent Kelly, an architect from Dublin, incorporated separate accommodation and facilities for patients with different illnesses, along with several isolation rooms to facilitate the observation of patients where a diagnosis of their condition was unclear. The new fever hospital was formally opened by Seán T. O’Kelly, the Tánaiste and Minister for Local Government, on 21 July 1938.

Key Facts / Information:

Client Kildare County Council
Architect Vincent Kelly
Location Naas, Co. Kildare
Date  1938