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For the year 1885, presented at the Annual Meeting, January 28, 1886.

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Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor


New Haven, CT


Bridgeport Hospital, Soldiers’ Hospital Board, appropriations from state and town, Nurses’ Dormitory, Superintendent’s House, hand-grenades for fire security, refrigerator room, Connecticut Training School for Nurses.


738 patients treated in the past year. Daily average number of patients 105.2. Cost per patient per week is $7.32. The report includes a comparison of statistics from the years 1879-1885 as the number of patients at the hospital fell slightly in 1885. However, surgical cases and operations rose from 1884 to 1885. The possibility of fewer patients could be due to the fact that Bridgeport Hospital opened and many chronic cases are being sent both there and to the Soldiers’ Home at Noroton. The financial loss during the past year discussed in detail. The appropriations received from the state and towns to cover soldiers and town patients is lower than the cost of caring for these patients. The average number of nurses at the hospital over the past year was 34 ¼ compared to 29 in 1884. A nurses’ dormitory and the superintendent’s house were built during the past year. Several Free Bed Funds added through donations. Mention by the Board of Visitor’s that some false stories appeared in the public papers during the year about the hospital.

Fifty-Ninth Annual Report of the Directors of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut