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THE CRISIS HAS ARRIVED!

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THE SRiSiS HAS ABRIVED. (Continued from Page 1). (for is an extra penny per week. For ithis small sum all the arrangements At the Hospital and elsewhere are to be upset. It is positively absurd when you come to think of it. But there it is. "The position is undoubtedly a very serious one. But once the real fght starts, as start it will with the im- portation of the undercutters, one of us must go to the wall. That is evi- dent!" Societies Equally Determined. I The societies are equally as deter- mined. They contend that while the conditions might not have been altogether satisfactory from the medi- cal men's point of view under the old system, no reasonable justification j has been shown for the big increase in the rate which the doctors are now demanding. "The doctors received very good treatment under the original proposals of the Chancellor," said a prominent friendly society man. "They insisted upon more, and as soon as the Chancellor had met them they put up the rate all roundâ in the opinioil of many to an altogether unreasonable extent. There is, ol course, nothing to prevent them increas- ing their rates. Whether P "Jple are prepared to pay them is another matter altogether. We can do for ourselves, as members of societies, all that the doctors did for us before or are prepared to do now, at much less than they are asking. Plenty of Men Available. I There arc plenty oi good, capable, veil-qualified, experienced men avail- able. Why should we not be as free to choose as the medical men ? They Ifave started their medical aid service. Very wellwe don't object. We don't com- plain. But we are going to start ours. Let there be no mistake about that. We aope to have our scheme in operation in a very short time, and having failed to arrive at an agreement with the local doctors, we are not going to be de- terred. We have met them and heard what they had to say. We shall have no dictation." -ââââ- è âââââ THE LETTERS. I COMMUNICATIO N TO BE READ TO hOSPtlAL BOARD. A epeoial meeting of the Swansea Hospital Board of Management is to be held to-mor- row morning, when the following letters will be considered:â (1). Keport from the Mayor re Conference. âDispute between Medical, iriendly societies and Trades Unions.âApril 15th: To W. D. Hughes, Esq., secretary Swansea Ueneral and Eye Hospital, Swat,.sea.-I-) -sir,âIn reply to your letter of the llLh iIllit. have to inform you that the conference which was held at the Guildhall on the 1st iast. was, as far as 1 am concerned, repre- sentative of both town and district. In the iust place the medical men, who were 12 in number, were from Swansea, Gowerton, Penclawdd, Britonferry, Neath, Cwmavon, etc., and when writing to the secretary of ihe friendly societies I requested that six delegates should be appointed to represent the friendly societies in Swansea and dis- irict. As regards the trades unions, a t-e- uuest was made by me to the secretary to appoint representatives for Swansea, and j communicated personally with the Mayor of Neath, and with a representative from (iorseiuon to attend, and endeavoured to obtain the name of a representative from "untarÃ¥awe and district, but was unable to :;et one. I enclose a list of the delegates a ho attended the conference. As you are ao doubt aware a list of questions were submitted on behalf of the trades unions and friendly societies to the medical pro- fession for their consideration. Th?se h? .e now been duly answered and sent to the secretary representing those two bodies. The answers were considered at the joint conferences of the representatives of the iriendly societies and Labour Association, and the result of such conference is that tiley cannot accept the terms laid down by the medical profession. I have commu- nicated with Dr. Knight as representing the medical professon,, and Mr. T. L. Jell- kns representing the trades unions and iriendly societies, stating mat it would seem that no good would result from the holding of a further conference, and I am now waiting any communication from them us to this, ad, of course, 1 am anxious that an amicable settlement should be arrined at. Should another conference be convened, and it is your desire, I will submit your communication to them.-Yours faithfully. David Williams, Mayor of Swansea. MEDICAL STAFF RESOLUTION. (2). April 15th: To the Secretary Swansea General and Eye Hospital.âDear Sir,âAt a full meeting of the Hon. Medical Staff the toilowing resolution was passed: That the lion .Medical Staff of the Swansea General and Eye Hospital desire to express their sympathy with the medical men of Swansea and district in their endeavour to secure more adequate remuneration from contract practice than has hitherto been obtained, and they are surprised and indignant on learning that their just and moderate de- mands have been met with an attempt to establish in the town a medical aid asso- ciation. Recognising that underpaid medical work is equally as bad for the patient as for the doctor, the Hon. Medical Staff have decided that in the event of the establishment of any society with the asso- ciation having for its object the employ- ment of 'medical men under conditions not approved of by the medical profession, they will under no circumstances meet in consultation or have any professional deal- ings with any medical men holding office under such society or association in connec- tion with the patient either privately or at the Hospital, and moreover they will de- cline except in cases of the gravest emer- gency to treat in hospital any member cf" such society; also that the staff adopt the same attitude towards medical men undertaking contract work at terms below those decided upon by the medical profession of any district.Yourt; faith- fully, W. L. GrifQtsh (bon. sec. of Hon. Medical Staff). IMMEDIATE STEPS. I (3.) To Secretary of Swansea General a,nd Eye Hospital.â" The hon. medical staff have received information that medical aid associations are being formed and medical officers appointed thereto in this district, have resolved to take immediate steps to put into force the resolution of the staff on February 25th, considered at a special meeting of the Beard of Man- agement on March 12th, 1913. "âAlban Evans, acting secretary of the medical staff.