PROPOSED SECONDARY HOSPITAL.
TO TIIK EDITOR. Sir, —Your correspondent “ Wakari ” appears to be unduly and quite erroneously concerned about the proposed consideration by the Hospital Board of the possible purchase by them of a property’ at Halfway Bush for secondary hospital purposes. My pernickety friend in his anxiety to prevent a terrible calamity imagines facts and dangers which aye non-existent, and generally indulges in suppositions which are as extraordinary as they are unsound. Put in plain language, my friend makes a very serious charge, or series of charges, against the Hospital Board. Firstly, he charges them with being about to place at Halfway Bush an institution which will be a menace to the health of the community within tho vicinity. Secondly, he charges that board "with tho intention of erecting an institution in a locality of such an unsuitable character that the results could only be distinctly dangerous to the health of tho inmates of it. Thirdly, he charges the board with being incapable of managing their own affairs. Tho public will no doubt estimate these charges and assertions at their true value. If the Hospital Board, or any other public body, are to bo guided in their deliberations and operations by outsiders, and to discard tho opinions of their own medical authorities in favor of those in no degree competent to express an opinion, a menace oven more hideous than tha fantastic nightmare experienced by my friend will be the result. lam aware that on a previous occasion an agitation was created in connection with a somewhat similar matter, but subsequent inquiries elicited the fact that as usual those who engineered the opposition were influenced by other than purely disinterested motives. The Hospital Board will no doubt bo able to attach the proper valuation to tho present attempt at interference. The suggestion that the Hospital Board intend to provide any institution for ‘‘incurables" is on a par with “ Wakari’s ” other erroneous statements ami suppositions.—l am, etc., Common - Sense. November 23.
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PROPOSED SECONDARY HOSPITAL., Evening Star, Issue 15658, 24 November 1914