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The fortnightly meeting of the Hospital Board was hold last evening, and attended by Mr J. H. Walker (chairman), Mrs Jackson, Mrs Ferguson, Messrs W. T. Talboys, F. G. Gumming, W. E. S. Knight, C. N. Scurr, J. dimming. A. Queleh, H. M. Driver, and R. Templeton. The board passed a resolution record! g their det]\ regret at the loss sustained bv tho Empire by the. deoth of Earl Robert. The Chairman referred to the untimely death v of Dr Webb, a former University student, who was killed on his way to the front with the New Zealand contingent (at present at sea), and a resolution was carried expressing the- board's regrot at the death of Dr Webb. Ifc was further agred to send a letter of sympathy t-> his parents in their sad bereavement. A petition was received from residents of Wakari protesting against the proposal to send ineurablo consumptives to that district. The petitioners added that they understood that the board were again negotiating for the purchaso of Tilburn's property for a fever and consumptive hospital.—The letter was received. The Acting Inspector-General wrote that the Minister had approved of the plans for the~ercetion of the Nurses' Homo in Cumberland street, at an estimated cost of £14,250. Mr F. ('<■ dimming, in moving the adoption of the Hospital Committees report, .said that the date of the opening of the King Kdward Pavilion had been fixed for December 17.—The Chairman said that thev hoped to have Lord and Lady Liverpool piesent to perform the opening ceremony. In tho event of them being unable to* be present, it was proposed to ask the Hon. Mr Rhodes to open the new ward.—The report was adopted. The Chairman, in moving tho adoption of the Finance Committee's report, said that tin. oiler of Mr C. Tilbnrn to sell to tho board his property at Wakari for a secondarv hospital had been referred to the honorary "medical staff and medical superintendent to report thereon. Mr Walker said he might safely say that the board did not intend »to inflict an injustice on anvkuiv in connection with the site for the secondary hospital. Before a site was decided on the board would have to have the opinion of the medical staff, and tho residents of Wakari could rest assured that no injustice would be done them.— The, report was adopted. The tender of Mr W. M. Clark of £SB for alterations to the sun room of corridor to tho new pavilion was accepted.

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HOSPITAL BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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HOSPITAL BOARD Evening Star, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914