MONTHLY MEETING. The ordinary monthly meeting o? the Ashburton Ilospitul Committee was hold this morning. Present—His Worship the Mayor (in the chair), -Messrs (.). Reid and C. J. Harper. Apologies for absence were received from Messrs Fricdlander and Sfcitfc. The Chairran.il reported that ho had rot been supplied with details re insurance .■, rates, and wouldrequhe an extended time in which to prepare a report.—Granted. The House Surgeon reported as follows : — "During May sixteen mules and three females were admitted, while 10 males mid 7 females were discharged. There have been four oases admitted to the foyer .ward during the month, but it is now unoccupied. In making this, my last report, I have pleasure in stating in my opinion the Hospital, both in regards to the building and its equipment is in first-class ?<nd efficient condition, and it gives me pleasure in bearing witness to the conscientious manner in which the staff discharged their duties, and the assistance which I have received from them. I have only to thank the Committee for the support and help they have always rendered me, and also the Committees during the last 28 years and to wish the institution a long period of .usefulness and prosperity." The Mayor and Mr Eeid spoke briefly on the good work done by Dr Trevor since his long association with the Hospital, and it was decided to allow members a full opportunity o? speaking on the subject at the nest meeting. Although Dr Trevor's term does not expire till July, it is understood that he desires to leave Ashburton prior to that date, and the committee decided to meot him in every possible way. The matron applied for hor 3 weeks' annual holiday. During her absence Nurse Clarksqn would assume full charge.—'J he application was granted. Mrs Davis (the Mayoress) was appointed lady visitor for the ensuing three months. The Mayor and Secretary were authorised to draw up the usual half-yearly report. Mr Turnbull's account was referred back for amendment, exception being taken to one or more items of charge. The Visiting Committee (per Mr C. Eeid) reported that the Hospital was in a satisfactory 6tate. —Mr Reid was authorised to procure a quantity of fodder for the cows, Messrs Eeid and Friedlander being appointed a Visiting Committee for the ensuing month. Mr T. Harrison wrote thanking the committee for the kind expressions of opinions contained in the committee's letter to him. —Eeeeived. Mrs M. Stitt wrote stating that she vouldnot be able to act as visitor to the Hospital owing to leaving Ashburton for three months.—Eeeeived. The business sheet showed that one death had occurred at the Hospital during May. Accounts amounting to £106 5s lid were passed for payment, and the meeting then adjourned.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6586, 2 June 1905
Hospital Committee. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6586, 2 June 1905
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