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A bed in a corridor at Northwestern General Hospital is the only space that has been available for days for patient Edward Saddle, due to desperate overcrowding of hospital facilities in Toronto. Today, he was the only patient still in a corridor bed, but on other days many patients must be accommodated in the halls for lack of room in the 246-bed hospital at Keele and Lawrence Aves. The hospital's two-room emergency department can hold only seven stretchers. Open in full size

A bed in a corridor at Northwestern General Hospital is the only space that has been available for days for patient Edward Saddle, due to desperate overcrowding of hospital facilities in Toronto. Today, he was the only patient still in a corridor bed, but on other days many patients must be accommodated in the halls for lack of room in the 246-bed hospital at Keele and Lawrence Aves. The hospital's two-room emergency department can hold only seven stretchers.

Picture, 1971, English

A bed in a corridor at Northwestern General Hospital is the only space that has been available for days for patient Edward Saddle, due to desperate overcrowding of hospital facilities in Toronto. Today, he was the only patient still in a corridor bed, but on other days many patients must be accommodated in the halls for lack of room in the 246-bed hospital at Keele and Lawrence Aves. The hospital's two-room emergency department can hold only seven stretchers.

Picture, 1971, English

Notes

Northwestern General Hospital (1976), 2175 Keele Street, east side, between Ingram Drive and Strathnairn Avenue, North York. (43.6974630, -79.4738444)

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Hospitals - Northwestern

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0113312f