Medical aid withdrawn at home

The demands of the war had a big effect on medical care for people at home.

3 May 1917

It was felt that in view of the higher proportion of nursing staff to population that exists now at Caversham, complete amalgamation by altering that proportion in practice would operate against the interests of the sick poor here just at a time when medical aid is being withdrawn for other work, and also when the hardships of the poorer classes are likely to be further increased.

Part of a letter declining amalgamation between Caversham District Nursing Association and Queen Victoria Institute for District Nursing, Reading, in minutes of the latter (D/QX23/1/2)

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