Series VPRS 7692
Head Nurse's Daily Report Book - Female Wards
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Date Range: Series 1915 - 1975
  Series in Custody 1915 - 1975
  Contents 1915 - 1975
Public Access: Part Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1915 - 1975 Kew (Asylum 1871-1905; Hospital for the Insane 1905-1934; Mental Hospital 1934-c.1970's; Mental/Psychiatric Hospital c.1970's-1988) VA 2840
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2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
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  • How to use the Records
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  • Function / Content
    The series recorded the daily report by the Head Nurse of the Female Wards. The reports were arranged in chronological order. The volumes for the period 1917-1918 and 1918-1919 are not extant. The reports listed significant events related to the administration of the ward with particular emphasis on patient welfare.

    Details include:
    * number of patients in each ward
    * the type and amount of drugs administered
    * details of medical treatment
    * the number of patients usefully employed or out on walks
    * details of accidents or injuries incurred.

    All admissions, transfers, deaths, discharges, trial leave and escapes were duly noted.

    After 1970 the printed headings of the stationary was altered, but the nature of the information remained very similar. After 1975 a single report book was kept for both male and female wards see VPRS 7691 Daily Report Books, Male and Female Patients.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Series: Chronological by date of report
    Contents: Chronological by date of report

    Range of Control Symbols
    Series: 29/04/1915 - 30/05/1916 to 17/08/1974 - 10/08/1975
    Contents: 29/04/1915 - 10/08/1975

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- 1975 Daily Report Books, Male and Female Patients VPRS 7691
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P0001 1915 - 1975 Part Open 52
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