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Series ID5854
Previous System LocationSRS5854
TitleDay and Night Report Books - Hospital Wards
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Start Date 1/1/1926
End Date 31/12/1940
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Ipswich Special Hospital

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2594Ipswich Special Hospital 1/1/1926 31/12/1940
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Queensland Health
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These registers are day and night reports regarding the patients in the male and female hospital wards of the Ipswich Special Hospital. The reports were signed daily by the Charge Nurse (1st shift), the Deputy Charge Nurse (2nd shift) and the Night Nurse (night shift).

The reports included 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 was 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.

The reports were very similar to other day and night reports, except that in these registers the emphasis was in the Medical Treatment section.

-Even though the heading at the top of each page says "Female", these registers cover the male ward as well.
-The register for 1936 has some loose pages with draft daily reports.
-Registers missing: 1928; 1930-1933; 1938.
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Queensland State Archives Series ID 5854, Day and Night Report Books - Hospital Wards
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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