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PROPOSED INFECTIOUS HOSPITALS IN FLINTSHIRE. + IMPORTANT CONFERENCE AT FLINT. On Monday, in the Council Chamber of the Flint Town Hall, a joint conference of the various local authorities in the union of Holy- well was held in order to consider the advis- ability of providing a hospital for the treatment of cases of infectious disease. There was a large atten- dance, representative of the following authori- ties:-Flint Town Council, Holywell Rural District Council, and the Urban Councils of Holywell, Mold, and Connah's Quay. The Mayor of Flint (Alderman S. K. Muspratt) pre- sided.-Mr. P. Harding Roberts, the clerk of the Holywell Rural District Council, was called upon to explain the raison d'etre of the con- 0 ference. He said the want of an infectious hospital had been greatly felt for a long time, and the Local Government Board had reneatedlv urged them to provide one. He had ascertained that a hospital of the kind they wanted was built at Wrexham at a cost of R6,500, providing 40 beds.—Dr. James Williams (medical officer) urged the necessity of the hospital from a medical point of vie -v.-Alderman Hall CFlintA said Holywell had a greater necessity for such a hospital than any other part of the dis- trict. From the reports which had been given, it seemed that the state of Holywell was most deplorable. On the other hand, the sanitary state of Flint was good. They had spent a large amount in sewerage, &c., while Holywell Practically nothing.—Mr. Astbury (Northop) said that the rural parts of the Union were strongiy in favour of having a hospital. -Dr. J. H. Williams (medical officer of Flint borough) thought that it would be to the pecu- niary advantage of all the authorities in the long run to build one large joint hospital. He thought such a one could be built in this district tor ±5,000, to provide, say, 40 beds — Mr. Harding Roberts pointed out that it should be borne in mind that, even if a hospital were erected, it could not be used for cases of small- pox. There was, however, a small fever hospital at Mostyn, belonging to the Chester Port Sanitary Authority, and he thought that they could arrange to have the use of that for smallpox cases if they allowed that authority to send their fever patients to their hospital. He also pointed out that one of the great diffi- culties they would have to contend with would be their limited powers to compel patients to go into the hospital. Mr. Taylor (Town Clerk of If lint) also dwelt on this point, and ex- pressed the opinion that Parliament should grant powers in this matter. He pointed out that the Chester Corporation were about to put up a large fever hospital in Flintshire-at Sea- land-and they offered to allow neighbouring places to use it upon payment for each patient, without any contribution towards the cost of erection.—Mr. Astbury said they had bad ex- perience of the Chester Corporation before, and he thought they were well able to manage their own affairs.—Further discussion followed, and it appeared to be the general opinion that two hospitals should be provided-one in the neighbourhood of Mold and the other in the Holywell district, it being pointed out that the distance would be too great to convey patients. Alderman Hall emphatically protested against the rates of Flint being saddled with part of the cost of such hospitals, as they were well able to arrange for themselves.—It was ultimately decided to adjourn the conference to October 25, for each authority concerned to further con- sider the matter and make enquiries.—Mr. Harding Roberts was appointed secretary of the conference.

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