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Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost

Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted January, 2009

Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost

Photo from Google Street View ©2013 Google - Posted May, 2013

Plaque Location

The County of Haliburton
Municipality of Highlands East
In Wilberforce, on Road 648 .27 km north of Road 4


Coordinates: N 45 02.348 W 78 13.408

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Plaque Text

This nursing station, one of the first in a network built by the Canadian Red Cross following the Great War, illustrates the contribution made by countless outpost nurses in the settlement of isolated areas across Canada. Here and elsewhere, dedicated women provided health education and badly needed nursing care with minimal medical backup, facilities, and equipment, often travelling and working in difficult conditions. The Red Cross outpost program served as a a model for health programs outside Canada, and aided the development of a government-supported health care system at home.

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