One of a set of large posters illustrating the services of the British Red Cross: Escort Duty.

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Circa 1947

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Large poster with 6 black and white illustrations (photographic): Escort Duty: Stretcher and emergency cases are attended by a Red Cross Member to ensure their comfort. Members and Associates, by taking part in the Hospital Car Service, provide transport for patients who otherwise could not attend hospital to continue their treatment. Visits to out-patient departments often necessitate trying journeys in crowded buses. Convalescent patients are gratetful for the assurance the presence of a BRCS Member gives them. Queues are an ordeal at any time, especially so when one is feeling ill. The Red Cross Member escorting the case will collect the out-patient's medical notes. Special treatment sometimes means cross-country journeys. The BRCS Member travelling with the case arranges seating etc. for the patient's comfort. This Red Cross Officer combines escort duty with driving for the Hospital Car Service. The children too enjoy the ride and the visit to the clinic becomes a happy outing. Service Series No. 8 issued from 14, Grosvenor Crescent, SW1. Printed by I. Labworth & Co., Tudor Road, London, E9.
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British Red Cross Society

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