The usuil monthly meeting of the Ashburtou Hospital Committee was h^ld at the County Council Chambers this morning. I'reseut—His Worship the Mayor (Mr H. Davis) in the chair, and Messrs C. Reid, 0. J. Harper, and H. Frie^lander. CorresponJer.co was dealt with a3 under:—
From Mr D. Thomas, stating that h« had received £8 7a for the sale of two dry cows from the Hospital.—Reoeived.
From Mr J. H. Turnbull, enclosing donation to HosDital funds.—Received.
It was decided to write thanking Mr Turnbull for this donation,
Dr Hunter reported that, during the month of June, 12 male and 3 female patients were admitted into the Hospital, while 11 male and 2 female patients were discharged. Chloroform was twice administered, and no deaths occurred during the month. Two scarlet fever patients were admitted during the month, and if oase3 of thia kind became more numerous itwould soon be necessary to uce huts again. Some means of heating Buch tents would have to be devised,—The report was received. The matter of heating tents was left in the hands of the Visiting Committee. The annual balance Bheet of the Hospital Board was received from the Government Auditor, and the Chairman was authorised to sign same. Mr C. Reid, on behalf of the Visiting Committee, reported that during the month it had been found necessary to sell two I cows which were not giving much milk. The ambulance waggon ordered by the Board had been completed, and it waa suggested that it be kept at some livery stable within the town.
It was deoided that the matter of the location of the ambulance waggon should be left in the hands of the Visiting Committee.
Messrs "Reid and Mosworthy were appointed the Visiting Committee for July. The Mayor reported that the Alliance Assurance Company had offered to reduce rates for insurance on the Hospital from over .£2O last year to £7 8* this year. The Government Insurance Department could not compete with the lower rate quoted. It was decided to insure with the Alliance Company for the ensuing year. Accounts amounting to £277 lie Id were passed for payment. Mr Friedlander said he had been accused of creating a discussion when the matter of granting the retiring House Surgeoa an honorarium came up at last meeting. He mii3t deny that he was responsible for any hostile discussion on the matter.
It was decided that the cheque for the amount of the honorarium should be drawn and submitted to the Government Auditor at once.
Mr Harper suggested that the Hospital might be conveniently heated by gag radiators on the same principle as that adopted in the Tuarangi Hoane. It' the system was found to work successfully at the Home, it might be tried at the Hospital.
The meeting then adjourned
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6615, 7 July 1905
Hospital Committee. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6615, 7 July 1905
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