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The fortnightly meeting of the Otago Hospital and Charitable Aid Board was held last evening, and attended by Messrs J. H. Walker (chairman), C. N. Seurr, M. Blackie, W. T. Talboya, S. S .Myers, J. Camming, H. M. Priver, Pr Marshall Macdonald, Mr F. G. Gumming, Mcsdames Lindo Ferguson and Jackson. Tho Acting Inspector-General wrote approving of the appointments of Pis Macdonald, Macphofson, and M‘Kay as house surgeons. —Received. In moving the adoption of the report of the Hospital Committee. vho recommended that Dr Newlands bo unpointed acting surgeon on the hon. medical staff in place of Dr O'Neill, Mr Myers said that they were fortunate in securing the services of so able a practitioner. It was a very satisfactory appointment. Iho iceommendatiou was agreed no. Tho matter of considering applications for the position of honorary medical gymnast at the Hospital was held over.--rive Chairman stated that at a committee meeting the matter had been discussed, and it h;id been decided to make io appointment in the moanilme. as tho University Council wove inviting application* for tho tion of masseur at tho Uunulr.t Hospital, and it might be that it would be better that the two positions sliouk go together. I’ho council aid the board m.Jil ie able to cmi» to some arrangement • iu fact. _ne thought the council would be quite willing to co-operate with the. board. The. Chairman drew attention to tho fact that several county members were retiring. but Mr Blackie was not socking reduction. He wished to say that during the Inst six years he had found that gentleman to be nn exceptionally valuable, member, ono who had devoted a lot of time to the. work of the. board, and who had been most anxious to further the interests of the board wherever opportunity p.ecurred. His knowledge as a practical fanner in regard to matters such as land had been very helpful, particularly in regard to the work at the, sanatorium. It was duo largely to Mr Biackie's efforts and energy that tho .sanatorium grounds were in the position they were at present. In Joeing his services, tho board were losing a. gentleman whom it would be hard to replace Although formally severing his connection with the hoard, Mr Blackie would still retain a keen interest in the sanatorium, and as he would like to sec the work completed the board might see their way to elect him a co-opei alive member of that committee. Mr Blackie briefly returned thanks for the kindly remarks of (he chairman, and stated that he had thoroughly enjoyed his associations with the members, of the hoard. Mr Myers also paid a tribute to Hie splendid work Mr Blackie had done, and heailily endorsed the .suggestion that lie should bo made a co-operative member of Hie Sanatorium Commit! v. A resolution appreciative of Mr Biackie's services was unanimously carried.

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HOSPITAL BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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HOSPITAL BOARD Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914