Royal City of Dublin Hospital: 150th Anniversary: 1832-1982.
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|dc.identifier.citation||Royal City of Dublin Hospital. 1982. Royal City of Dublin Hospital: 150th Anniversary: 1832-1982. Dublin: Royal City of Dublin Hospital.||en|
|dc.description||I am very honoured as Chairman to present this Report of the Board of Directors on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the hospital. This is a memorable occasion for all of us associated with Baggot Street Hospital. We are naturally proud of our hospital and its work for the community. This sense of pride is tempered by the knowledge that the hospital today is the product of the efforts and sacrifices of our predecessors. They very successfully worked hard to maintain and improve services in times when health service grants were unknown, capital grants unheard of. and when the continued existence of the hospital depended on the generosity of the community which it served. The annual cost of running the hospital in its early years was little more than a couple of thousand pounds and while th is gradually increased as the years progressed, it still remained an extremely modest figure by today's standard. Rampant inflation had not yet made its pressure felt. It has only been in recent decades that we have witnessed such a massive escalation in hospital costs. This increase reflects not alone the impact of inflation but also the great advances made in medical technology and the associated developments of specialisation. These two factors created their own demands for professional and skilled staff. One cannot help but be impressed by the wide range of professions and occupations in today's hospital all working together with the aid of sophisticated equipment towards the one end. At the same time one must wonder how long the economy of the country can continue to sustain increases in health service costs at the rate of the recent past. P.T. Somerville-Large Chairman 1965-1982||en|
|dc.publisher||Royal City of Dublin Hospital||en|
|dc.title||Royal City of Dublin Hospital: 150th Anniversary: 1832-1982.||en|