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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, JUNK 10, VJ19 Nursing Mission Report For the Year Ending Mar. 31 following is the Nursing .Mission report for the year ending March 31, IMS: I have much pleasure In presentlus tills, the 10th annual report .ot the Nursing Mission: Tlio following Is ot patients: Gyno. Operative Post-operative Traclurea 1'renalal Accidents a classified list Medical Casts and what equipment It would hold liad been put splendid refrigera- tor, a table equipped with scales, and two chairs, there was just room for a mother, her baby and the nurse. were mado with a local dairy which supplied us each morning with fresh, pure milk, m hulk. Wo sterillied the trainee, modi (led the mlllr, or prepared the tood according to Ihe ago and condition ot Nephritis...... Tonsilitis Modified -inilk--n Gonorrhea- inlluenza Pneumonia Mnssagd Scarlet lover Cystitis Nf-urestUcnla Hyvtcrla'.r.... Kpilepsy Cancer Hernia DvKentry _........, ItlieuinatfBm ICryclpeljs Bronchitis Hums Paralysis Typiioiil Miscellaneous., Total number1, pi patients ......754 120 patients 1075 paid full fee. 137 patients received 12ID puld part 507 patients visits, and were cared lor free. Number professional calls Iday) Number ot professional calls 305 friendly and relief calls i............... Number ot business calls 810 Kumuer-of Total'call's ................12'77r Number private duty supplied C3 Number of: colls for women day's work' supplied for men supplied. 23 Number.cf.cnlls. for nialds suppled il This year will stand out as a memor- able one In tlio history of the Nurs- ing Mission, aiid -our Institution has und wo could always loll whether holr i-aso bad been supplied. In this vay tbero was no overlapping. Moe- according 10 me new v-two voluuleers worked under our, ihe baby, or from formulas given us direction and made their reports to by doctors If they IH- !n us The Uall Hospital, who al that May wo with Ihree babies; in Ime were not taking 'tin patients, JaB'0 we had 10; In July 24; In August tludly allowed some ot-their nurses jn September and October we o como to us So that at times our 34. stall was doubled and even During the months ot July and Au- The lied t acu staUment o( Relief Fund ns h'ad to bo enlarged Bank balance, .March 31 from wo to five nurses, who visited 1918 Vim nursed as many as 41) patients a Cash ha a nee, March 31, 1918 day tatoir own homes. This often Receipts for the year endmg meant bolus on duly children and 2 women, new clothing (or children, syetteB for nine babies. Worn cloth- ng and boots were ulio tlven to 63 tamilte. Medicine was hupplled lor 13 pallents, bread, for three old people, each living alone. Kent was paid (or live families (or for Iwo people, each liv Ing alone. It was pulil all year. For Ihe others it was only when it was Imposslbla for thc-m to pay it anJ Avhen the Bailiff was threatened. In one case lie had already arrived. Another family who had ueen burn- ed out were again made comfortable with furniture and heddins for which we had made an apseal. Clothlns, old and new, for their seven children well as food for a short time. A special nurse was paid to stay ith a patient (or two days. This other was dangerously ill with pneu- onia. After the crisis wis passed ur own nurses continued their twice ally visits till she was tettar. woman was paid (or Ivvo flays to o' into a homo and clean it up. fare was paid for on olrk. They were told that they J consider a date oE calling parliament could easily' obtain employment in I conveniently early to discusa it. Let'jbridge. They: came by train as I gjr Robert Dorden moved a resolu- [ar as" their money would carry tnemnjon providing for a free conference ib.cn walked the last 25 miles of the between the senate and tho house ot journey only to be disappoined. Thoyj commons on the bill to consolidate were given food and lodgings and sent and amenfc the Railway Act. The to their home al Qull i-sike. senate has amended by a constitu- Board was paid for one, week ior jtional amendment lhe common wiiilo tiiolher With a mrm tn thn hill have- liOard Was puill i tiuiiai auivuuuiutii. i a little boy while his mother with ahion to the bill and have refused lo two-montbs-old baby tried to find _--------------------- i.. j i. husband who had deserted her. ar was not succassfiil and ,or her ,o have EOraething reallv new found for her on a farm where s. Jmk haa n to nln6-rarai, mission nctbd as'a hnrcau and their bablM. nnd to us the calls came, nnd names of thoso who would help were listed Manv people would report tho family to us is needing assistance, er a. We already had .the staff, and when the one small room at our disposal was painted the curtains taken down to make it Io6k a littla larger, The amount of relief jiBkrf for has been much greater than in any year since 1914-lB. Women have been left with llltle children to bring them up as. best Ihey This is hard indeed but with a bare cupboard and empty coal bin it is infinitely worse. i Our eiepnditures provided grocer- ies for an average-of "-14. families throughout the year. The least number in any month seven. The largest number- twenty-six families; 14 ot these had-ne-vor needed help be; fore. It supplied; 10 :wlth meat, once a five families with foun or er o Jmk could keep both Room rent was ipnid 'Pr n there ,vere KmM children Kliero ,ney only afford one tot da ODe tin of -Jhe men.'one ui -pint a day.or c Jobs which helps food -Jhe other is very frail and can only tflKel milk which is also, given to bim. Christmas It was-.with gratiful hearts, people Uiought of Cirlstmas this the wnr was over. 'JJany, of thp bands anfl sons were coming To who had not the hoi soon greeting'Ihelr.dear ones tht ,he wlu have come the assurjnce h m h d tfc fc done ond iacrlficeiia.lll'ilWidtqbnns ahoil tnel uapald nnnnftd Special. nurses were sent to sev- eral seriously ill patients for short periods and extra nurese were pafd help In tho last in- ont to be used -for speciftl casss the and we trust tht the ''Qoodfellows" will realize Victory -and ope in lhe victory-anu imt-u Its niraol "Goodfellows Fund' for our Grains In Summer; Meat Of The In no other eereal will you find such distinctive flavor as in