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City of Cardiff. The Mental Hospital. First Annual Report for the Year 1908

April 16th, 2011
First Annual Report

First Annual Report

First Page

First Page

List of Officers

List of Officers

Annual Report of the Committee of Visitors

At the Meeting of the Committee of Visitors, held at the Mental Hospital on the 27th May, 1909, the following Annual Report to the City Council was drawn up in accordance with Section 190 of the Lunacy Act, 1890.

State and Condition of the Institution

At the date of this report the Mental Hospital has been in working for a little over one year. The building contractors (Messrs. William King and Son, Westminster) removed from the premises about two months ago, but the committee is in communication with the Architects as to the completion and making good of certain defects.

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It has, however, been found that in order efficiently to heat at any time certain of the Male Wards which face eastwards, and to heat any of the wards on the first floor during the prevalence of sharp east winds, a very large consumption of steam coal, with continuous day and night stoking, is necessary if the hot-water pipes are to be relied upon.

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Regard has been had to the important consideration that the primary aim of the Institution is the cure of the patients, and every endeavour has been made, and will be maintained, to furnish all available means for bringing about cure in recoverable cases. In this way it is believed that the confidence of the public will be promoted, and patients sent for treatment on the first manifestations of symptoms of mental disease.

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The committee has also pleasure in reporting that the conduct of the subordinate staff has been in general very satisfactory.