Answer: Florence Nightingale was a nurse during the Crimean war and publicly fought for cleaner and better built hospitals with highly trained nursing staff (as previously anybody could perform surgery or nurse the sick), she introduced exercise and fresh air as a means of recovery and she also invented the pie chart!!
Oakley closed in about 1993 Carrington Hosp which was next door closed a few years later. The Mason Clinic which is the current forensic centre in Aucland opened about then 93 & consists of several wards. Most of the former patients from the old NSU(Nat Secure Unit or Wai O Hine in later years were sent to Mason in late 1999 when NSU @ the old Lake Alice Hosp site near Marton closed.
Waitemata DHB ( District Health Board) is the DHB responsible for Mason & the area of former Oakley so would hold records.
Grant Hird Mental Health Nurse Wanganui NZ
Answer: Yes the hospital may send you to collections before your insurance settles on an account. In most states the hospital is not actually required to even file your insurance, however, they do as a courtesy. Even when the hospital does file your insurance if they make a mistake and your claim is denied based on this mistake they can not be held liable and are not required to fix the problem. It is now the patients responsibilty to get the itemized statements and get them to the insurance company.
Answer: Florence Nightingale was instrumental in sanitizing hospitals and bringing reforms to the way medical care was provided to patients.
Nightingale began her work to reform hospitals during the Crimean War. When she arrived in Scutari, Turkey in 1853, she found the conditions at the military hospital there to be appalling. The men were kept in rooms without blankets or decent food. Unwashed, they were still wearing their army uniforms that were stiff with dirt and gore. As a result, diseases such as typhus and cholera were the main reasons why the death rate among soldiers was so high. Nightingale established more sanitary conditions, and ordered supplies, including clothing and bedding. Nightingale later began to focus more attention on administration than actual nursing. She applied her education and interest in mathematics to develop statistical analyses of disease and mortality, inventing the use of the pie chart.
When she returned to England in 1856, she went to work on improving and reforming conditions in military hospitals in England. She also advocated for nursing education and the professionalization of nursing.