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SWANSEA HOSPITAL.

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SWANSEA HOSPITAL. A special meeting of the Board of Manage- me it of the Swansea Hospital was held ye;terday (Thursday) morning, for the pur- p#ie of dealing with a letter received from til; Borough Electrical Engineer re electricity fo the laundry, and, if necessary, to rescind a resolution of the Board bearing on the a1 )jeC'.t. In the absence of Dr. H. A. Latimer, the chair was occupied by Aid. Howel Watkins. There were also present—Mrs. M. E. Williams, the Rev. J. A. Harris, Drs. W. F. Brooks and Evans Col Morgan, Messrs. H. G. Solomon, Thos. Yoratb, C. Tuckfield, H. Goldberg, and W. D. Hughes (sec.) Mr. Cawthra wrote stating that he regretted it was impossible to supply the hospital with electrical energy in six weeks' time. He could not guarantee it in a sborter period The matron wrote explaining the unsatis- factory condition of things at the laundry. The laundresses were getting dissatisfied, and she feared that if they left, they would never get others, as the work was excessive, and the pay small. They could not "amddle on" much longer, and unless something was done at once she must ask to be allowed to send the things out. That would mean an ex- penditure of about £10 per week, whereas it should only cost.62 to work the laundry Mr. Solomon pointed out that the Electric Lighting Committee had had no opportunity of considering the Board of Management^ application for power within six wepkg slim r. • Tr, Since the letter sent. Ihe Electrical Engineer had replied on bis own responsibility, so he held that they should not do anything before tbe Electric Lidhtinff Committee bad had a chance of discussing the matter. If the committee liked, they could lay down a £ main and supplv the hospital with tne power in a fortnight or Mr" S?lomon on to say that he had recently been told that the National Free Wiring Company, who were serving the best part of the town, would bJ prepared to lend the necessary machinery and maintain it free of charge for about three or six months, and would guarantee that the work would not cost them more than if ther went in for a gas engine. Then, the CorponJ tion would no doubt let them have the pow« at a»cheaper rate than ordinary, becausf they would be all day and all night customers, -• WOuId move the following •— That this meeting be adjourned till a reply be received from the Electric Lighting Com- mittee of the Swansea Corporation, and that tt. e N ationlil irin- Co. be asked if they will hx the necessary machinery and maintain it free of charge for three or six months and guarantee that the cost of working same shall not exceed that of a gas engine." Mr. Tuck-field seconded on the ground that he considered it would be a retrograde step to go in for a gas engine under the circum- stances. C., Morgan moved, as an amendment, lhat the previous resolution of the Board to electrical power be rescinded f ^ri«Jalens?ne be J»urchased at once. He testified to the extraordinary state of attairs which at present prevails in the laundry and sa3d it was absolutely impera- tive that something should be done to remedy matters at once. He pointed out that thI motors alone would cost the Board £ 129 and the install.tion.of the electricity another !& whereas someone had already undertaken to supply a gas engine for £ 84. He was in toZrw°L^mg ahead in thiQ»s'but he purposes! ^as enolne would not suit their The Rev. J. A, Harriss seconded. Mr. Solomon remarked that even if th^v accepted the tender then before them the engine could not be fixed up und^r thr^ weeks, whereas the Wiring Co. would he believed, get everything ready for the power a ^ortnight. Therefore they would save adopted his resolution. Bro&k a.nd- Mr. Yorath supported Mr. Solomon, and m the end the amendment wa^ lost by six votes to three. The resolution was then carried.

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