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190 ceremony. The Burgerlijk Armbestuur searched the history of Above: De Zusters onder de Bogen( Sisters Under the Arches), the convent of health care in Maastricht for a name for the new hospital. 'Liefdezusters van de H.Carolus Borromeus', appreciated for the dedication to the nursing and the care for the sick in Maastricht, since 1843 in the Calvariënberg Names that were considered were Sint Servaas hospice, cell hospital and since 1950 until 1982 in the Sint Annadal hospital. | RHCL Archive brothers hospital, Elisabeth Strouven hospital and even new B.I.W.M. documentatiedoos 1 Calvariënberg. The final choice referred to the 'convent of Sint Annendael', a small convent in the Sint Jacobsstraat, where in hospice role of caring for and nursing the poor. At the end of the fifteenth century sick women and children had been cared the nineteenth century change commenced, accelerated by the for. At the end of the seventeenth century this convent had Second World War. As a result of urbanisation, care and merged with the Calvariënberg monastery, giving rise to the treatment of the sick at home had become increasingly difficult. name 'Calvariënberg on the Kommel and Sint Anna'. The idea There were paying private patients, and medical knowledge and behind the new name of Sint Annadal hospital was that Sint advances in surgical techniques had much more to offer. Anna had now left the Calvariënberg complex. As a consequence, intramural care of patients was increasingly On the opening of the hospital, the chairman of the concentrated in hospitals. This gave rise to the establishment of Burgerlijk Armbestuur, mr. H.A.L.M. Disch, officially handed dedicated hospital boards. The board of the Sint Annadal over the hospital to the board of the new Sint Annadal foundation was installed by the hospital board on the opening foundation. This marked a special transition. As in many Dutch of the new hospital. The Burgerlijk Armbestuur, however, towns, the care for the sick, the poor, the elderly and the retained a monitoring role as a sort of guardian and looked over disabled had traditionally been provided and administered by the shoulders of the hospital at the investments and budgets of the governors of charitable institutions, with or without ties to the first independent hospital of Maastricht. one of the churches. In Maastricht, the Burgerlijk Armbestuur The Annadal of 1950 may have been a new hospital, but had fulfilled these responsibilities since the early nineteenth in many ways it was a continuation of the hospital component of century. Calvariënberg. Of the twelve first specialists of Annadal, nine For a long time the emphasis had been placed on the typical came from the Calvariënberg clinic, as did over a hundred nurses


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