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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1863-1864-46

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46 ANNUAL REPORT Facts in connexion with Kincjs College Hospital 'That it stands in the midst of the densely-crowded district lying between Holborn and the Strand and therefore in the very heart of the metropolis That the large parish of St Clement Danes and the parishes immediately adjoining with their 400 000 inhabitants have no other general Hospital within their limits That the records of the Hospital which are kept with scrupulous accuracy show that it receives Patients in large and constantly-increasing numbers from all parts of London from the suburban districts and from the country all round the metropolis That though the Governors and Subscribers of the Hospital have the privilege of recommending Patients both In and Out the Institution is to all intents and purposes Free Hospital since all accidents all urgent cases and all Out- patients are admitted immediately without any letter of recommendation That relief was given in 1862 to 626 In-patients to 43 166 Out-patients to 661 poor married women at their own homes That whilst the limited number of Beds prevents any very important increase of In-patients year by year the number of Out-patients increases largely as is shown by the following table 1841 1847 1850 1857 1862 No of In-patients 255 253 301 461 626 No of Out-patients 214 17 901 24 215 26 756 43 106 That no London Hospital affords to its Patients greater quantity of space air and light and in none is the ventilation more perfect That the nursing of the sick is under the charge by day and night of the Lady Superintendent and Sisters of St John's House and large staff of most competent nurses previously trained to their profession That further special feature of this Hospital is that teD beds are set apart under the auspices of Miss Nightingale and
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