Asylums & Hospitals

Derby Royal Infirmary Revisited

A revisit and re-explore on this site covering the bits missed previously. But just in case you missed our previous report, here’s the history again.

Derbyshire Royal Infirmary (DRI) was established in 1810 on land formerly part of Derby’s Castlefield estate on land near what is now Bradshaw Way and the A6 London Road. It was known as the Derbyshire General Infirmary at the time. In 1890 a Typhoid outbreak sweeped through the hospital, and the buildings design was blamed.