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DANGAR COTTAGE HOSPITAL
MONTHLY MEETING OF BOARD.
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Dangar Cottage Hospital was held,,in..the- Mechanics', Institute and Roturned Soldiers' Club
on Wednesday night., . Mr A. L. Stacy waa'in the chair, ow ing to the illnosa of Mr,,G. S. O'Hal lomn and others present were Moesrs W. IL Bowman, A. H., Young, A. E. Hawkins, D. B. lledloy, "W. F. M'Don nld, G. S. Smith, Mrs White, and J. T. M'Malion, Secretary. CORRESPONDENCE. ?Mrs Davidson wrote drawing atten tion to a lecture which would be de livered shortly on tho League of Na tions, and she hoped to see the mem bers of the Board at the meeting. Members -signified their willingness to attend if possible. . Tho Hospitals' Commission wrote re the hot water sorvico for tho Hospital, stating; that the Commission had agreed to pay half the cost, and the Depart ment of Public Works had been in structed to put tho work in hand as soon as possible. Tho, estimated cost was £274. The Secretary roported that the Chairman, Mr o,'Halloran. had given approval to this work being carried out. The Chairman's action' in this matter was endorsed, on the motion of Messrs Bowman and Young. Mi , ' Bowmaii added that the com ment that he thought tho 15 per cent, charge'for supervision was a gross overcharge. Mr TI. Klose wrote 'thanking thf. matron and staff of the Hospital for kindness and courtesy extended to him whilst an inmate of tho Hospital. Tho Hospitals'. Association wrote in forming the Board that :i the.... annual Conference would be held;in Sydney on October 10, and asking for tho names of delegates. Messrs Young and- Smith wore ap pointed/'.delegates, on the motion of Missis Hedlcy and Bowman, and it was further decided, on the motion of Mr Hawkins and Mrs White,'that tho'mem bership fee of £2/2/- be pnid to the Association us usual.
The Invercll Hospital Board wrote protesting against, the intrusion of the metropolitan contribution . scheme into country districts, ? and asking this Board to co-operate in sending a.letter to tho Commission. Members fully realised, the, import ance of this matter,, although as yet it hnd not affocted Singleton,, and on the motion of Messrs Young and Hawkins, it was decided to 'co-operate. Mr Hugh J. Ward, representing the "Sun" shillings fund, wrote congratu lating Singleton on the splendid effort whereby £72/0/- was collected in this district. As his committee had decid ed to subsidise l/-;fpr.; !/? all .'amounts collected in the country, he enclosed a choquo for £72/(S/-. The letter was received with accla mation. \ ' HOUSE AND GEOUND COMMIT TEE'S REPORT. The House and Ground Committee re polled having examined tho general ac counts and outdoor relief: accounts, and '"had'pasVod same for payment ? ?? Tho. matron. , s report was examined and' adopted, rind her requisition for ?several .necessary . repairs was approv ed, also her application ."or repairs to linoleum. It was recommended that tho lino leum be renewed for matron's sitting room, ana that the outer edges of the floor.'bo stained and varnislted. ; , It , was also recommended L that tho Go vernment Stores bo written to urging the despatch of a cane lounge and chairs ordered .about two months ago. The leport was received and adopt ed, on the motion of MoShra lludloy and Smith. HON. TREASURER'S REPORT. The Hon. Tieasurer's report showed a credit balance at last meeting of £183/7/8 in tho general funds, and ie ceipts lor the month totalled £2o(i/5/S, .mnlcing a total of £739/13/4. Accounts paid for the month totalled £30(i/11/f"?, leaving €433/1/11. Out standing cheques totalled £IoS/9/8, making the balance as per pass book £501/Jl/7.
Tho benevolent fund showed a crodit balance at last meeting of £131/4/8, plus interest £.1/18/7 —total, £133/3/3. . Accounts for the month totalled £5 15/-, leaving a crodit balance of. £127 s/3. , ; -..'? > MATRON'S REPORT. Tho matron's report showed that pa tients romaining in Hospital on Juno 30 totalled 21, and admitted since 54— total 75. ? Palionts discharged num bered 50, leaving" 25, romaining in Hos pital on July 31. , .". Tho-following donations were .recoiv; od: Mr Waddell, cauliflowers; Mr Amos Hayes, fruit; Dr. 11. W. 11. Maffoy, lib rary books; Mrs J. V. Whito, plants; Mrs Stern beck, plants; C.W.A., books and magazinos; Mrs Barton fruit and flowers; Mr M. T. Hayos, oranges, man darins, and flowers; Ladies' Auxiliary, 12 blankets and -1 largo sheets.