Stannington sanatorium: preserving and cataloguing the records of the first British sanatorium for tuberculous children


  • The Woodhorn Charitable Trust

Project summary

This project was to catalogue the records of Stannington Sanatorium. It opened in 1907 and is significant in being the first sanatorium in the UK to treat tuberculosis children. The collection includes detailed case notes of approximately 4,000 pre-antibiotic era patients. The project ensured 16,000 radiographs and case notes are linked and catalogued together to make them more accessible. It used a combination of digitisation and traditional preservation techniques.