Mrs Burden unable to open the new building. Mrs HWL Harford had consented to do so on 8 Nov at 3pm.
Miss Malpas discharged 27 Sep.
Miss Taylor from Minehead was interviewed. She is fully qualified but little general experience. Matron felt that Nurse Gooch, being older and having worked with a surgeon, would be more useful. She was also available to come this week and to accept £60 salary. Miss Taylor asked for £65 and wanted to have a holiday before taking up fresh work. Mrs Crossmanproposed Nurse Gooch should be engaged for one month on trial. Carried. It was agreed to keep in touch with Nurse Taylor.
On Saturday the tank upstairs began to leak, and was found to be rusted through. Stone’s plumber said it could not be removed through the existing manhole and proposed a new 50 gallon tank and enlargement of the manhole, cost £6/15/-. Accepted, carry on.