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PROPOSED SECONDARY HOSPITAL.

to -nn: editou. b>ir, —Your correspondents " Resident " and "Wakari Resident" have written complaining that there is a. suggestion that the Hospital Board propose to purchase a property at Halfway Bush for hospital purpose.?. The reasons for the objections are : il) L'nsuitability of the. proposed fiitts, (2) suggestion "that the existence of such a hospital would he a menace to the surrounding community, (3) that a hospital placed here would bo detrimental to the value of the property in the neighborhood. . Assuming tnat it 'is a fact that the Hospital Board havo any such, project in mind, th& correspondents referred to havo made a somewhat childish complaint, as their objections are consistent neither with common sense nor fact. The proposed site which lias been referred to by one of your correspondents is eminently suitable for the purpose in every way. It is .shelters*!, proper drainago facilities will shortly be provided, and there is ample water "supply. This site was recommended years ago an being ouite suitable for institution purposes, and* byone ofjthe greatest authorities in the world to-day on such matters. The suggestion that the presence uf some such institution would prove detrimental to surrounding property is absolutely ridiculous, and inconsistent with experiences in other centres. Anderson Bay. for instance, hat numerous institutions, and in a much more thickly and more select-populated area; but no complaints were made here, nor has tho Bay decreased in popularity. 'Hie same objections were made when the Salvation Army acquired " Redroofs." Finally, no one is entitled to i tate s (1) That this site, is to bo acquired for tho purpose stated, (2) or that if it were acquired tho result would be. the erection of a consumptive or fever hospital. In any case, the presence of cither of such hospitals h;L=i no more detrimental effect on the community than the presence of a cow-byre, with any honors distinctly in favor of the former. The wonder is that your corrotipondents care to live in such a locality, which thr-y claim to be so "bleak and cold."—l am, etc.. Common - Sf..n-sk. November 17.

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PROPOSED SECONDARY HOSPITAL., Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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PROPOSED SECONDARY HOSPITAL. Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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