St. John’s Hospital in Limerick is facing a debt of approximately £2,000, largely due to its role as an institution admitting free patients, whose numbers continue to grow each week. To alleviate the financial strain on the hospital, it is proposed to utilize the provisions of the Local Government Act to convert the Workhouse Hospital into a District Hospital. This new institution would be managed by a committee composed of guardians and ratepayers, helping to redistribute resources and lessen the burden placed on St. John’s Hospital.
Northants. Evening Telegraph – Friday 19 September 1902