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.
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.