Dr A.G. Malcolm published a book in 1851 called “History of the General Hospital.” It is amazing to see how the medical care in Belfast grew from such humble roots and with the determination and tenacity of a relatively small number of men and women. The infirmary at the Poor House was the only medical […]
On #worldcancerday we celebrate the Belfast Charitable Society’s significant donation and support for Northern Ireland Hospice. BCS made a £250,000 donation to NI Hospice’s new Education and Research Centre which is set to open this Spring.
The donation will be invested into specific education and projects focussing on dementia and a Holistic Dementia Palliative Care […]
The Orderly was a member of the Belfast Charitable Society and the committee which ran Belfast Poor House. They were appointed each week as an unpaid Superintendent to check and report back on every element of the house. They attended the infirmary, the house, the school and kitchen and made the decisions on the everyday […]
This is an extract from the presentation given to the Royal College of Psychiatrists on 27th January 2016:
It was not envisaged in 1774 that the Poor House would take people with severe mental health problems, however because of a lack of any viable alternative they felt it necessary to provide some level of care. In […]
While completing some research work on the Belfast Charitable Society and the Poor House I came across a document in PRONI which referenced a young boy, William Daly having been sent to the Poor House in 1825 as his mother Sarah Cramshee was sent for transportation. I haven’t been able to find much out […]
Paula Reynolds has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for Belfast Charitable Society, one of Ireland’s oldest charitable institutions.
Paula was previously Director of Business Development for Sector Matters, which is Northern Ireland’s first social enterprise to offer business support services to the voluntary and community sector and SMEs. Alongside management and business development responsibilities […]
Northern Ireland’s oldest charitable foundation, Belfast Charitable Society has announced a three-year partnership to support the development of hospice care for the people of Belfast, pledging £250,000 to support the work of NI Hospice.
Based at Clifton House, the Belfast Charitable Society has long played an historic role in the development of Belfast and the welfare […]