The ordinary monthly meeting of the Afihburton Hospital Committee was held this morning. Present.--His Worship tho Mayor (m thaohair). Messrs H. Friedlander, and O. Reid. An apology for absence was received t'rorn Mr M. .Stilt. The House Surgeon reportad ns follows •. —" During the last; month 9 m»1os and C> females have b-JBn admitted and 9 ma!e3 aDd 2 females discharged. There ha 3 been one death. There are now 7 males and 2 females m the Hospital. Chloroform has been administered three times. The fever ward is still occupied and likely to be so for some time." The Hospital cook wrote resigning her position. Miss Ellen Gallagher, Frebbleton, was appointed to the vacancy. Mr Thoß. Harrison wrote, resigning his position as a member of the Committee. The resignation was accepted with regret. The State Fire Insurance Department wrote re fire insurance The Mayor considered that local bodies [ should support Government offices. Mr Friodlander said that, although he represented another company, h» considered that local bodies should heartily support the State Fire Insurance office. He moved that" this Committee insure the Hospital jn the] State Fire Insurance office." This was seconded by Mr Reid and carried. The matter of assessing the capital value to be taken as a risk was left m the hands of the Mayor. Mr Reid, one of the Visiting Committee, reported that everything at the Hospital was working smoothly. The gardener had made application for about forty loads of manure and he suggested that this be procured.—The report was adopted, and it was decided to advertise for a supply of fertiliser m preference to ordinary manure The Mayor's action m authorising addional work to the extent of .£9 11s was approved of. Messrs C. Reid and H. Friedlander were appointed a Visiting Committee for the ensuing month. It wa3 decided to ask Mrs Stitt to continue to act; as lady visitor till the end of three months. On the suggestion of Mr Friedlander, it was decided that the curator of the Domain (Mr J. Young) be asked to inspeot the Hospital gardens, say, once a month. The secretary reported that Dr Trevor's appointment expired on July 1. Accounts amounting to .£92 10s 8d -were passed for payment, and the meeting then adjourned.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905
Hospital Committee. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6562, 5 May 1905
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