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Series ID5844
Previous System LocationSRS5844
TitleDay and Night Report Books - Female Wards 1-3
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Start Date 4/1/1912
End Date 31/12/1940
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Ipswich Special Hospital

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2594Ipswich Special Hospital 4/1/1912 31/12/1940
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Queensland Health
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These registers are Day and Night Reports regarding patients in the female 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). By 1924 a 2nd shift had been added during the day.

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), 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, state of the ward at 6am, 2pm, 6pm, 10pm; special Medical Officer's instructions and special visits.

-Missing registers: Ward 1: 1913-1915; 1917-Nov 1918; 1920-1924; 1926-1931; 1934; 1936 - Ward 2: Oct1921-1923; 1925-1927; 1929-1930; 1932; 1938 - Ward 3: 1923; 1925-1934; 1936; 1938.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 5844, Day and Night Report Books - Female Wards 1-3
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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