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The first register has hand-drawn columns and entries on one page that give: (1) Name, (2) Address, (3) Sex, (4) Age, (5) Date of Admission, (6) Recommended by, (7) Disability, (8) Date of discharge, (9) Payment. From 1939 the pages are divided into Boys and Girls.
Notes on contents - Entries are arranged by date of admission. Many children listed in the register were undergoing treatment at the Adelaide Children's Hospital. (7) Disability: sometimes records behavioural problems and reasons for admission. (8) Date of discharge: sometimes includes information about where child was transferred to.
In the second register entries appear in printed columns across two pages as follows. Left hand page: (1) Number, (2) Name of patient, (3) Born, (4) Parent/Guardian surname and initial, (5) Address. Right hand page: (6) Discharged, (7) Medical Officer, (8) Diagnosis, (9) Hospital Fund, (10) Gross Fees, (11) CW Benefits, (12) Nett. Notes on contents - Entries arranged in order of admission date. (10) Gross Fees column only filled in sporadically. As of 9/65 Reason is pencilled in and column records reasons for admission, such as desertion or illness of parents, as well as information about transfers to other homes.
Quantity: 2 registers
12 December 2014
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE00654
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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