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For the year 1883, presented at the Annual Meeting, January 31, 1884.
Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor
New Haven, CT
Soldier Patients, Fitch’s Home in Noroton, Free Bed Funds or endowment, West Ward, House Staff, Nurses, Board of Lady Visitors, Connecticut Training School for Nurses
General Hospital Society of Connecticut, "Fifty-Seventh Annual Report of the Directors of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut" (1884). Yale New Haven Hospital Annual Reports. 109.
812 patients treated in the past year. Daily average number of patients 112. The number of patients is continuously rising, having risen 63 percent in the past four years. Cost per patient per week is $6.50. Increase in nurses and house staff due to the increase in patients. The Board of Lady Visitors was officially formed and met for the first time on February 6, 1883. Their first suggestion was to provide hot boxes to the hospital so that food could be kept warm on its way to the wards. A new Charter, Constitution, and By-laws was adopted by the hospital over the summer. An assistant House surgeon was added to the Medical House Staff. The Board of Visitors make the suggestion that the Paint Shop should be moved out of the basement to avoid fires and that two constables be appointed at the hospital to deal with unruly patients.