SPANISH MEDICAL AID COMMITTEE
Minutes of meeting held on the 14th December 1938, at 24 New Oxford Street, W.C.1.
Present:- Dr. H.B. Morgan (Chairman), Lady Hastings, Miss N. Adam, Mrs. Leah Manning, Mr. J. Coyne, Dr. J. Wright, Mr. T. Blewitt, Mr. C.H. Norman, Mr. R. Calder, Dr. J.A. Gillison, Mrs. I. Brown, Mr. N. Wiggins, Dr. H. Boyde, Mr. G. Jeger.
1) Minutes of the meeting held on the 7th December were confirmed and signed.
2) Matters arising:-
a) Mrs. Manning reported that, because of other arrangements being proposed, the sending of a Medical Delegation to Spain was in abeyance.
b) The Audit was now complete, and the Receipts and Payments Account and Balance Sheet were ready for certification. These were approved by the Committee and duly signed by the Chairman and Lady Hastings. It was requested that an analysis of the item "Miscellaneous Expenditure £123" be made, and also a note regarding amounts granted to the C.S.I. and the Voluntary Printing Unit.
It was agreed that the auditor be paid a sum of £10 and that a further amount, not exceeding 3 guineas be paid for any subsequent work found necessary.
c) Mrs. Manning reported re Mr. Holst and the C.S.I. The latter's letter contained explanations rather than complaints, and there seemed no reason why we should take any further action. The report was accepted.
d) Dr. Morgan reported having purchased instruments to the value of £112 from Down Bros. They would cost £100 after deduction of discount. He had also investigated the complaints about the needles and was satisfied. Messrs. Down Bros. were presenting us with a quantity of needles free.
e) The Personnel and Technical Sub-Committee had considered the C.S.I. proposals for establishing central and mobile pharmacies and recommended that we take no action.
This was agreed.
f) In response to a cable of enquiry, Miss Davson had replied that Nurse Hibbert was not required in Spain at present.
g) Miss Milward had been interviewed by the Personnel and Technical Sub-Committee. She would be returning to Spain after Christmas.
h) Mr. J. Reeves accepted the invitation to join the Committee but sent his apologies for his absence from this meeting.
3) Report of Personnel and Technical Sub-Committee.
a) A letter was read from Dr. Hopkins, stating that he had not seen Miss Penelope Phelps for some weeks. In pursuance of a previous resolution it was agreed that nothing further be done.
b) In a letter from Miss Davson on the 5th December, various items amounting to under £10, under the heading of nurses' requirements, were asked for. The purchase of these was approved. Miss Mavis King also asked whether we could