Millfield Seaside Home, Rustington, Sussex
The Millfield Seaside Home (later Millfield Hospital) was seaside sanatorium for the treatment of up to 120 children suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis operated by the Metropolitan Asylums Board. It opened on 6th April, 1904, and was located at Rustington near Littlehampton in Sussex. The site location and layout are shown on the 1912 map below.
Treatments provided included sea-bathing and balneo-therapy (a form of hydrotherapy).
The westernmost building was known as "B" Block.
In 1930, control of the Home passed to the London County Council. It closed in 1948 and the site is now a housing estate.
- London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB. Has virtually all the surviving records for the Metropolitan Asylums Board and its instititutions. Search their catalogue at https://search.lma.gov.uk/.
- Ayers, Gwendoline, M. (1971) England's First State Hospitals and the Metropolitan Asylums Board (Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, London).
- Powell, Sir Allan (1930) The Metropolitan Asylums Board and its Work, 1867-1930. (MAB, London)
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