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A Brief History Dr Edward Earle Shouldice graduated from the University of Toronto in 1916 By 1940 Dr Shouldice was operating a private medical and surgical practice lecturing at the University of Toronto and pursuing research work in areas of advancing medical knowledge During World War II he was called to serve on the Medical Examining Board Dr Shouldice a major in the army found that many young men willing to serve their country had to be denied enlistment These men needed surgical treatment to repair their hernias before they could be pronounced physically fit for military training In 1940 hospital space and doctors were scarce especially for this non-emergency surgery that normally took three weeks of hospitalization Dr Shouldice resolved to do what he could to alleviate the problem Contributing his services at no fee he performed an innovative method of surgery on seventy of these men hastening their induction into the army The delighted recruits soon made known their success stories and by the wars end more than 200 civilians had contacted the doctor and were awaiting surgery The scarcity of hospitals beds however created a major problem There was only one solution Dr Shouldice decided to open his own hospital Facts of the Hospital Location The hospital was located in Toronto in the southern part of Canada and 48 of the demand was from northern US Layout The Shouldice Hospital has two basic facilities hospital and the clinic in one building The rooms are design such that the patients have an opportunity to visit each other and this helped to create a service culture with the help of the people who worked for the Shouldice hospital Capacity Planning Shouldice was constructed with a capacity of 36 beds After some years passed they improved the capacity of the hospital to 89 beds Service Encounter There is a sensible service culture in Shouldice Training in Shouldice technique is important since the procedure could
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