Hospitals

~Hospitals~

1900 - The Tumut Cottage Hospital - was recently opened by the Colonial Secretary, Mr. See, who was presented with a sylver key to mark the ocasion by Mr. Donaldson, member for the district. About a thousand persons witnessed the ceremony. The building, which is situated in ten acres of ground, is of brick, and was built by Messrs. Bruce and Williams, of Wagga, from designs based on the rules of modern sanitation, and prepared by Mr. A. E. T. Winn, of Sydney. It contains two wards (each holding five beds), an operating room, and matron's and nurses' quarters, well furnished, by the agency of money collected on Mareking Day, an event which is perpetuated by, a Baden Powell ward. The kitchen and pantry were furnished by number of ladies. Mr. Donaldson, M.L.A. is the president of the institution, Mr J. Weeden (Mayor of Tumut) is treasurer, and Mr. N. Emanuel is hon. secretary, and Nurse Victoria Massey is matron.

On the opening day, the treasurer stated that the committee had received. 1620 12s 3d, of which 1475 9s 3d had been expended on the building, leaving a balance of 154 There was due a Government subsidy of 212, and about i;:had to come in, as the receipts of a ball recently held in aid of the funding. The building was absolutely free from debt.

Six little girls Alice Woodall, Gertie Kinred, Lilian Weeden, Bona Weeden, Ethel Bell, and Fanny Sheahan who were conspicuously successful in collecting money on Mareking Day wr each presented with a gold broach by the Colonial Secretary, on behalf of the hospital committee, in honor of the occasion.

A collection was also taken up on the ground, which resulted in 7 being obtained in the boxes, fifty-two subscribers of l each, and contributions from Chinese residents 27 10s, or a total of 86

It may be added that the hospital is built on a high hill, 1000ft above the sea level, and: commanding a beautiful view. Below is the pretty township of Tumut, with willow fringed reaches of the river showing here and there and broad thorough fares shaded with magnificent elm trees. Beyond are the spurs of the Bogong, rising tier upon tier. Probably no similar institution in the colony occupies such a unique and charming site as the Tumut Cottage Hospital. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal(NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 20 October 1900).

1925 - HOSPITAL COMMITTEES. TUMUT,. Tuesday. The Hospital committee elected for the ensuing term is as follows:-President, Mr E, M. Thompson; vice-presidents, Messrs. S, N. Weeden and J. Elliott; hon. treasurer, Mr, Wilkinson; secretary, Mr. C. E. Jepson; hon, medical officers, Dr's. C. S, Browne and D. B, Clouston; Matron, Miss E. C. Blair. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 18 February 1925).

1926 - POPULAR SCHOOL TEACHER.TUMUT, Tuesday. Mr. C. A. Teasdale. B.A., principal of Tumut District School, left on Saturday last, having been promotod to Bowral High School. On Wednesday night at the school hall. Mr Teasdale was presented with a substantial cheque by the Parents nnd Citizens' Associa- tion, combined with towns people and public bodies. Gifts were also made by the teachers and the students. Mr. Teasdale was a committee man for Tumut Hospital, Literary Institute, Tumut Town Band, and Tourist Bureau. The Mayor presided at the farewell function, and Dr. G. B. Clouston made the presentation. On Sunday evening after service Mr. Teasdale received several gifts from the Presbyterian Church congregation as superintendent of the Sunday school, choir member, and church worker generally. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 22 December 1926).

1937 - TUMUT HOSPITAL.Directors Threaten Resignation TUMUT, Tuesday. - The board of the Tumut Hospital has informed the Hospitals Commission that the directors will resign in a body unless the Government subsidies are increased. Mr. Hill, a director, at the monthly meeting, said that, since the Commission took control, the Government subsidy had been reduced from 1000 per annum to 400, despite double the number of patients now to be treated. Tumut Hospital funds were overdrawn 305, with probably 500 at the end of the month. Previous to the Commission's regime. Tumut Hospital was always in a good financial position, but reserves had gradually diminished. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 24 March 1937).

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