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Series ID5843
Previous System LocationSRS5843
TitleDay and Night Report Books - Male Wards 1-3
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Start Date 29/5/1910
End Date 31/12/1940
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Ipswich Special Hospital

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Items Total Items: 52
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2594Ipswich Special Hospital 29/5/1910 31/12/1940
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Access Category100 Years
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Queensland Health
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These registers are Day and Night Reports regarding patients in the male wards 1, 2 and 3 of the Ipswich Special Hospital, daily signed by the Charge Nurse (1st shift), the Deputy Charge Nurse (2nd shift) and the Night Nurse (night shift).

The reports include daily statistics for each ward on the following: number of patients, fits, wet and dirty, soiled clothes, spoon-fed, dressed in strong clothing, bathings, under medical treatment, employment (assisting in wards, domestic offices, kitchen, laundry, and numerous trades such as tailor, engineer, baker, matress making, blacksmith, painting, carpenter, wood cutting, stockyards, etc.), unemployed, entertainment (such as recreation and sports grounds, religious services and extended walks).

The next section contains general information: number of patients on leave, total number of patients on books, deaths (name, hour, ward, in the presence of), transferred, discharged, leaves of absence.

The last section is a Special Report: fits, feeding, destructive patients, special observations, homicidal or suicidal attempts, seclusions, restraints, escapes, restlessness, special medical treatments, patients confined to bed in specific wards, inspections of cleanliness of patients and of wards, isolation ward, report concerning buildings.

Sometimes there are lists of patients that were returned soldiers and a list of epileptic patients at the back of the front cover.

-Missing registers: Ward 1: Jun 1915-Jun 1916; Jun-Dec 1921; 1924; 1931; 1934; 1937; 1939. Ward 2: 1919, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1934, 1936.
Ward 3: Jun 1912-Jun 1913; Jun 1914-Nov 1915; Jun 1917-Nov 1918; 1921-1924; 1927; 1930-1931; 1933;
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 5843, Day and Night Report Books - Male Wards 1-3
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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