1980 Statistics for The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital


1980 Statistics

The Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital had 111 (79 full time) staff with 40 nurses servicing those who came for medical help

There were 38 patient beds- maternity department had 4 beds plus 6 bassinets and 4 beds for pediatrics

During the last year of 1979, 6,312 people were looked at where 4,659 were out-patients and 1,673 were in-patients.


The Emergency dept had 4,682 people come through in 1979 alone.

The lab performed 58,688 tests in 1979.

There were 311 operations in the hospital’s operating room and 327 surgical day-care one day operations

At the end of the hospitals last fiscal year in 1979 out-patient income equaled $154,073 and the hospital also received $30,584 for net differential in the case of semi private or private room

From 1950 until 1980 there were 3,562 births inside the hospital walls.


Historical Fact

Did you know that in 1910 Hospital building proposals were discussed at a Carleton Place town meeting and abandoned.  The cost of erecting and equipping a suitable hospital was estimated by a provincial official at $1,000 a bed, and maintenance costs at under $5,000 a year.

Photos from the Carleton Place Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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