MILDURA D ISTRICT HOSPITAL. The monthly meeting of the Com mitten of Management was held on Wednesday evening and attended by Mesrs Corlould (President), Pelloe, Risbay, Black, Grossmann, Morris, Dudfield and Kaegan. Mr Bowring sent an apology for non-attendance.d"iI As business arising out of the minutes, Mr Pelloe reported that the Matron's room had been properly fur nished and that filters had bean ob tained and placed in position. . ; CORRESPONDENCE. A. Merifield, as secretary of the Irymple Christian Endeavour, thanked the Committee for its invitation to visit the Hospital and promised to bring the matter before as many mem bers as possible. John H. Wilson. electrician, offered his services, free of charge, to the in stitution as practical electrician. He is prepared to give his services at all times, at any hour, for repairs and in erecting decorations for functions. The Committee accepted the offer with thanks. Zillah J. Scott forwarded from North Gippsland a donation of £6 to the Hospital. Received with thanks. The nomination by the Shire Coun cil of Cr Howard F. Paul as Life Governor and Crs W. H. Downing, T. Wilkinson and W. P. Crockett as Annual Governors was sustained. The Under-Treasurer intimated that ! approval has been given to the work of the erection of an isolation ward being carried out by the Committee by day labor, under the supervision of the Public Works department. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr Henderson recommended, on economic grounds, the engagement of a permanent laundress.-Referred to Matron and President., The matter of providing a tank for the Hospital staff was left in the hands of the President, and the Doctor was given permission to direct the building of shelves, cupboard, etc., in the dispen. sary and out-patients' department. The number of admissions since the 23rd January has been 30' thirteen were discharged. There were two dlelts during the month, one of a man of 60 years of age, who had cancer, anti one of a 21-month-old child suffer lag from gastro-eitteritis. SECRETARY'S REPORT. The receipts for the monit itamount el to £60 a 8s 2, jncluding 25 s from paying ipatients, £do ?os from Mildura Club, £14 2s in annual sub scriptions, £6 from'Zillli J. Scott, £3 t4s 2d from refunded railway 'fares and 13s from Nichols' Point Methodist Church, scriptions were received fo the month ending February 25 :--£2 2se,. iR il -liams (Bellevue); £1 isn each-F. J. Pennifold, A. K. Cameron, Alt Chong H. C. Lapthorne, J. Edmonstone, W. SH.? Downii g, Skinner Bros., J. W. Wastinglon Father Ryan, Mrs E. Roberts; £LiH. Jacob; 5s each-Mrs C andi H. Maxwell; total, £i4 2s. The:following amounts were rie ceived fro mg paying 'patients for the month ending February 25 :-B Levy, £5'J.-E. Voullaire, £3 Ins; Mrs and Mrs McDonald, £3 5s0, ;W. B. Lloyd, xn,· 1·
B. W. Hughes, £22s each; Mr Harrop, £2; F. Woodbuiry, ?i not; Mr Balan. tyne, H. ripping, MrMurray (Irymple) £t each; Mrs Kerford, Mrs Cleave, I Mr Hodgson, Mrs Murray, Mr Dwyer, Mr Hickev, tos each; Mr Howson, Mr Humphries, 5s each; total, £25 19s. Donations of goods left at the Hos pital were as follows; =Mrs E. T. Henderson, jam; Mrs M.Harvey. jam; J. T. Grossman'n,i fruit; °Mark Lee, fruit; J. Matthew, fruit; Mrs Hart, fish; Mr Sanders (Merbein), fruit and vegetables; Mrs Voullaire (Merbein), case of rock melons. In view of the fact that the collector has b?en dispenised with, the committee discussed the subject of employing a permanent officer who will give up the whole of his time to the work. Cer tain figures were asked for and it was decided to have a further nmevting in a fortnight's time to specially consider the subject. There was some little discussion oni the recently-made shaft, which is being severely taxed at preselt. The shaft is doing remarkablyiigood work, hut the water is sometimes eased off. TREASURER'S S T?TEFENT. The bank book showed a deb:t of £67 7s in the general "account and a credit of £33 3s 7d in tohe No. 2. Build ing account. A further payment of £165 Its 8d was authorised on the No. 2 account for the rehabilitation of the old ad. ministrative ward, making £440 ilo 91 now paid, Mr Parsoins, who is super vising the work, estimates that it will cost another £20o, 'which will still leave it £200 below the estimate of the departmental architect. The Committee decided to consider the suggestion that tilhe money raised by tihe recent motor car raltle shouldi be used for the purchase of X-rayvs COMMITTEES. Committees for the month sere ap pointed as follows :-Finance--Meisri Dudfield, Grossmann and Bowring, FHouse-Messrs Corbould, Pelloe anti Risbey.