Broomfield Home

DAILY RECORD MONDAY 1 JUNE 1914

In the unavoidable absence of the Countess of Eglinton and Winton, Mrs M Pearce Campbell opened the new Broomfield Convalescent Home for mothers and infants at Shandon on Saturday afternoon. Mrs Harold E Yarrow received the guests and the ceremony was performed on the grounds.

The Home has been founded and will be endowed by Mr A F Yarrow, and presented to his daughter-in-law, Mrs Harold E Yarrow. It is for the treatment of recently confined women and their infants.

Situated upon the shores of the Gareloch, at Shandon, the Home commands a fine view of both the loch and hills beyond. The six acres of ground are beautifully laid out. Six mothers and infants are to accommodated, and each mother is to have a room to herself and child.

The Home will be under the care of Dr Robert Jardine who will have associated with him Dr Leonard Findlay, physician to the Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and Dr Arthur D Downes, of Helensburgh, will be the visiting physician. Preference will be given to patients from the Glasgow Royal Maternity and Women’s Hospital and to the wives of the workmen of Messrs Yarrow, but other deserving patients will also be received. Miss Gow is the matron.

Dr Gourlay presided, and after prayer the Rev H Miller, of Shandon, Dr Jardine explained that he had received a letter from the Countess of Eglinton and Winton expressing her regret that owing to illness she was not able to be present. The Countess, however, stated that she expected to visit the Home on an early date, in the work of which she took a very great interest.

Mrs Pearce Campbell formally declared the home opened, and congratulated Mrs Yarrow upon the good work she was in a position to carry out. The Home would be of great benefit to the women in restoring them to health again.

Mr M Pearce Campbell moved a vote of thanks and also offered his congratulations to Mrs Yarrow and those associated with her in the work of the Home, which he felt certain would have a useful career.

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