HC Deb 21 February 1887 vol 311 cc154-5
MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether the alterations in the construction of the buildings of the Monaghan Asylum, recommended by the architect of the Commissioners of Asylums in Ireland, after his inspection in 1883, as necessary for the safety and comfort of the inmates, have yet been carried out; whether the sanitary arrangements of the institution have been complained of frequently and recently by the Local Board, and also by the resident medical officer, as dangerous to the health of the inmates; and, whether he will cause all necessary alterations to be proceeded with at once?


The carrying out of the additions recommended in 1883 was suspended for some time during the consideration of the general question which was involved—namely, as to whether such additions could not be avoided by utilizing vacant accommodation in some of the Workhouses of the district? The Board of Control report that when that was decided no time was lost in getting the work taken in hand. The Board have received no complaints as to defects in the sanitary arrangements; but the Board's architect has been consulted on the subject, and has made some recommendations. The alterations in the Asylum are nearly complete.