Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly Volume 15

Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...duties. The Premier: There was little force in the hon. member's objections. The principal medical officer was at present on leave, and there was a locum temene. Mr. HOLMES: Had not the principal medical officer, Dr. Bamett, left for ever r1 The PKEMIEE: There was a temporary officer; though he (the Premier) could not speak of the future arrangements to be made on the permanent medical officer's return. Mr. GREGORY: The Committee ought to give a decided expression of opinion on this question. He had no desire to speak a word against any old official such as Dr. Lovegrove, but it was well-known the department fell into a state of chaos; and, with a good man like the present officer, there was no desire to revert to the old conditions. To some extent the old conditions did prevail, because the medical officer had so many duties to perform that it was impossible for him to attend properly to any of them. The administration of this department closely affected the population on the goldfields. and presently he intended to speak on the hospital vote, with a hope of securing some better condition in the future. Would the Premier fulfil his promise, and introduce legislation dealing with the hospitals of the colony, with a view of putting all the hospitals on one footing. He did not see why the people in his constituency should have to contribute to the up-keep of the hospital there, while in the agricultural and other districts the whole of the expense was borne by the Government. The Premier: That was not so. Mr. GREGORY: Could the Premier point to a subscription ever given to the Perth Hospital, though it was true the hospital at Fremantle had been placed under a local committee? At Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie, aud also at Northam and Katanniug, more

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