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The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Unknown, 1907, Postcard
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
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'The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, founded 1728
Brief facts and figures, year to 30th September 1906 -
Indoor patients treated - 11,216
Outdoor patients treated - 37,235
Daily average number in hospital - 839

Patients are admitted purely according to the necessity and urgency of their cases, and of their suitability for Hospital treatment.
Every county in Scotland benefits - the Charity is not a local but a national one.
Ordinary expenditure - £52, 116 7 4
Ordinary income - £33 695 4 2
Deficiency for the year - £18,421 3 2

Owing to the legacies and donations of £100 and upwards not being sufficient to meet this deficiency and the Extra-ordinary Expenditure, the Managers, to their deep regret, were compelled to draw a large sum from the invested funds.
Each In-patient cost, on an average, £5. As there were 4327 cases from the country towns and districts, their treatment represented an outlay of nearly £22,000. The contributions received from the country amounted to little over £9000.
The Institution was never doing more work or better work, and its wants are therefore proportionately greater now than in the past.

Please support Scotland's leading Charity.'
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