HC Deb 26 July 1897 vol 51 c1075
DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (I) whether the necessary improvements and fitting up of the laundry in Dundrum Criminal Asylum are yet completed; and if not, when their completion may be expected; whether any improvement has been made in the supply of bed linen; and whether the patients have only been provided with such linen every three weeks; whether wooden stands have as yet been provided in the bathrooms; and (4) if any change will be carried out for improving the temperature of the single rooms and corridors as recommended by the inspectors?


The works referred to in the first paragraph are not yet completed, but the Board of Works hope it may be possible to make provision for their completion in the Estimates for the next financial year. A sufficient supply of bed linen is now provided for each ward, and every article is changed once a fortnight. The reply to the third paragraph is in the affirmative. The Board of Works hope to provide a system of heating in connection with the improvement of the laundry, using a common boiler installation for both purposes in accordance with the best modern practice.