The ordinary meeting of the Hospital find Charitable Aid Board was held last evening, and attended by Mr J. 11. Walker (chairman), Airs Jackson, Airs Ferguson, Alessrs W. T. Talkovs, F. CL Gumming, S. S. Myers, O. N. Scurrj J. Gumming, H. AI. Drivorj and Dr Alarshall Macdonald. A resolution of sympathy was passed with Mr S. S. Myers- on tho death of hia brother. Tho Now Zealand Commercial Travellers and , Warehousemen's Association a donation of £3O IBs 10d to the Hospital. - Received with thanks. Air F. G. Gumming paid a tribute to the efforts of Dr Macdonald on behalf of the nurses, and said it was largely duo to him that there was a possibility of 12 of their nurses being accepted for service abroad. He moved expressing the board’s appreciation of Dr Alacdonald’.s efforts. _ The Chairman said they all felt particularly pleased with the manner in which. Dr Alaedonald, as president of the Trained Nurses’ Association, bad taken the matter np. His representations carried .great weight with the AHnister of Defence. Air Myers thought that the claims, of nurses outside the association should) bo considered. The motion was carried unanimously.' Dr Alaedonald, in acknowledging it, 1 explained that they had selected five or six nurses outside the membership of the association. As far as possible they had given preference to New Zealand-born and New Zealand-trained nurses. The tender of Messrs Smith and Smith of £147 13s for painting the interior of No. 1 pavilion was accepted. Eight tenders in all were received.
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HOSPITAL BOARD, Evening Star, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915