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features was very imperfect. But we now have an Institution which in regard to construction and equipment is one of the best in the Province.
The old system of closets was abominable, but the new system is as nearly perfect as possible, especially in a locality where it is so difficult to obtain sufficient fall for sewage.
I am pleased to note that you have provided two isolated wards. The location is a novel one, on top of the building, but ensures perfect isolation and could not be located to better advan tage. We will now be better prepared should can tagious disease break out among the patients.
The refractory ward is also 11 useful room and will be of much assistance in controlling unruly patients.
Special care has been taken in regard to ventilation, a great improvemen t over the old arrangement.
The large tank on the top of the building ensures a constant supply of water and is well located for fire protection purposes.
As the attendance increases, it will be necessary, from time to time to increase the number of attendants; there have been some changes of late in the staff attendants, but the present staff perform their work conscientiously and well.
The patients, as a rule, are contented and resigned to their lot.
The internal working of the Institution, and the relations existing between the officials and those associated with them, have been most satisfactory."
J. P. Young, who was Superintendent and Bursar that same year, sent in an interesting report also. Quote - "I am able to report everything in good working order, around the Institution, but there are still some repairs required in the old part of the building. The stairs are getting badly worn, and will soon have to be renovated, and the building should be kalsomined throughout. We have been doing this ourselves, but I think it should be gone over by an experienced workman, and the hallways painted say about four feet from the floor, so that they could be washed.
. The additional land purchased for the use of the Institution this year will enable us to have pasture for the stock and also allow us to raise a great deal of our own feed for stock, as well as all vegetables for the pa tien ts.