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TITLE
The Duchess of Sutherland's Address to the Sutherland Nursing Association, 1895. page 1
EXTERNAL ID
HLH_DEWAR100_024B
PLACENAME
Golspie
DISTRICT
Golspie, Rogart and Lairg
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Golspie
DATE OF IMAGE
1895
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
1665
KEYWORDS
Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee
Dewar Report
Dewar Committee
Dewar Centenary
The Duchess of Sutherland's Address to the Sutherland Nursing Association, 1895. page 1

This is the first page of an address given by the Duchess of Sutherland on behalf of the Sutherland Benefit Nursing Association.

District Nursing Associations struggled to raise money from subscriptions, donations and small grants from the Parish Councils. Training was variable, often limited to as little as three month's general nursing. In many instances death was directly attributable to a lack of skilled nursing care, particularly the absence of a trained midwife.


This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click here to go to the start of the exhibition.

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The Duchess of Sutherland's Address to the Sutherland Nursing Association, 1895. page 1

SUTHERLAND: Golspie

1890s

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee; Dewar Report; Dewar Committee; Dewar Centenary

Highland Archive Centre

Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee & Report

This is the first page of an address given by the Duchess of Sutherland on behalf of the Sutherland Benefit Nursing Association.<br /> <br /> District Nursing Associations struggled to raise money from subscriptions, donations and small grants from the Parish Councils. Training was variable, often limited to as little as three month's general nursing. In many instances death was directly attributable to a lack of skilled nursing care, particularly the absence of a trained midwife. <br /> <br /> <br /> <i>This image is part of an online exhibition marking the centenary of The Highlands and Islands Medical Services Committee, commonly referred to as the Dewar Committee after its chairman, Sir John Dewar MP. The Committee's report paved the way for the first state provided health service in the world, the Highlands and Islands Medical Service, which revolutionised medical provision and is considered to be the precursor to the National Health Service. Click <a href=http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/set/show_content_page.html?category=3&set=29&qw= >here</a> to go to the start of the exhibition.</i>