• Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization, never intended ... to take in the whole sick population. May we hope that the day will come ... when every poor sick person will have the opportunity of a share in a district sick-nurse at home.

    Florence Nightingale, Lynn McDonald (2004). “Florence Nightingale on Public Health Care: Collected Works of Florence Nightingale”, p.218, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press