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At June 30 last, the effective membership of the Metropolitan Hospitals Contribution Fund of New South Wales was estimated at 156,230 contributors, The number of groups organ- ised in commercial and industrial establish- ments increased in the previous 12 months from 3200 to 4700 effective units. More than 000 honorary agencies were also operating for the receipt of contributions from unat- tached Individual contributors. Revenue for the period totalled £125,200, compared with £75,301 and £31,757 for the two previous periods. The sum of £109,462 was distri- buted to public and private hospitals.
The foregoing represent the principal feat- ures of the annual report to be submitted to a meeting of the organisation to be held in Asbestos House at 4 p.m. to-morrow.
Administration expenses absorbed 10.30 per cent. of,.revenue, and 25,900 contributors or their dependents received benefits under ' the fund, compared with 16,200 in the wevious 12 months. ? _