The ‘Victorian’ illnesses leaving hundreds in hospital

21 January 2019 – Bristol Post

New data reveal that hundreds of people in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are being admitted to hospital with ‘Victorian’ diseases such as gout, tuberculosis, and scarlet fever.

They are classed as ‘Victorian’ because they were commonly found in the 19th century, when poverty was rife. The figures count what the NHS refers to as “finished admission episodes” in 2017/18.


Ed. This is very sad news.

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