Giving evidence before the Melbourne Charities' Commission, Dr Youl said that the bed .space and air space m the Melbourne Hospitalare altogetherinsufficient. Patients newly operated upon are placed m the next bed to sufferers from pyoemia without any protection; the place is saturated'- with septic disease, and the bricks of which it is constructed are so porous that on a blowpipe being put against them the current of air on the other side is strong enough to blow a candle out. Referring to the want qf space m the hospital, Dr Youl sfca^ that patients succeeded each qthej?. so, lujokiy that m one week ho. haci held jnquests on three bodies tftfcejn oin,e after the other from ons bed.' Not one was empty two hours, a^d the beds never got sufficient rest to ensure absolute immunity from the disease which the patient suffered from. In England the highest death-rate m $ hospital, the doctor stated, was 7 per. sent. In the Melbourne Hospita} J&e, cfcatWate was 17 per. <jsn> A aiid. m the Alfred" I^csj>ita4 1$ pelcent,
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Melbourne Hospital., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890
Melbourne Hospital. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890
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