The eleventh annual meeting of the governors of the Chelsea Hospital for Women was held last Saturday at the Temporary Hospital in the King's-road, Mr. A.W. Biddulph, chairman of the board, presiding. From the report and balance-sheets, which were approved and adopted, it appears that the number of patients treated during the year was:—In-patients, 84; out-patients, 2667; and attendances, 13,247. The out-patients' attendances have increased nearly 2000 a year for the past three years. The self-help principle has been introduced into the in and out patient departments ever since the foundation of the hospital, eleven years ago, during which time £3400 has been contributed by the small payments of those patients who have been unprovided with a subscriber's free letter. This averages 2s. 6d. from every in and out patient treated. Mr. Debac, the treasurer, said that although the financial results of the year have been very satisfactory, there was urgent need of contributions to pay off a mortgage of £5000, and that £7739 invested in the Funds had to be sold out to pay the installments due upon the contracts for the new hospital, which it is expected will be ready for the opening ceremony early next year.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.150