15th March, 1935
In these days of sudden illness, with the risks of ordinary daily life growing greater every year, it behoves all to make provision for the proverbial “rainy day” and to ensure that they have the proper treatment, should they be unfortunate enough to be taken ill.
A great work is being done in Mitcham by the South and East Wards Nursing Association, which on Monday held as annual meeting and had presented the 13th yearly report of the committee. A sound financial position was reported, and much deserved praise was accorded to the nurses (Nurse Wrench and Nurse Jones) for their valuable work.
During the year they had made visits totalling many thousands, the figures being:—
Month Visits January 539 February 518 March 624 April 577 May 541 June 424 July 455 August 499 September 515 October 599 November 630 December 536
Many of these, of course, were new cases.
The district had been inspected twice during the year, and reports had been received that the cases visited were given kind and skilled attention, and the patients expressed appreciation for the services rendered. The nurses were very careful and sympathetic in the care of their patients, and the work throughout was of a high order.
A subscription of not less than 4s. 4d. a year, payable weekly or otherwise, entitles the subscriber to membership of the Association and to the services of a nurse for himself, wife and children.
Non-members can have the services of a nurse for a minimum of one shilling a day for one or more visits, and a recommendation from an almoner or hospital doctor will ensure the services of a nurse. New subscribers would be welcomed, to enable the Association to continue and extend their valuable work.