Statistics taken from this year's official Survey issued by the Besford Court Mental Welfare Hospital, Worcester, show that at the date of publication (June 30) there were 131 boys in residence in the Junior Department, while the admissions during the year have numbered 51. In the Senior section the number of boys resident on the same day was 252, and admissions which include transfers from the Junior Department, were $5. The number of residents remains practically at the same level as a year ago, and there has been a proportionate number of
discharges. In 51 cases employment was secured by parents or relatives. " The employment thus secured was not always (in our view) entirely suitable," says the Survey, " but it seemed a pity to discourage those parents who do attempt to work for and take an interest in the welfare of their boys."
Beyond a slight epidemic of German measles, when there were 60 cases, the boys have enjoyed good health during the past