WORK has been started on a
new three-storey extension costing over £53,000 and including a new operating theatre, at St. Michael's Hospital. Hayle, Cornwall-the only remaining independent hospital in Cornwall which is run by the Daughters of the Cross.
About £13.000 has been raised towards the cost so far: a garden fete in July raised a record total of £2,000; the annual house-tohouse collection in the borough raised another record sum of £286; a concert given by the Cornwall Constabulary Choir brought in £167; and donations totalling £200 were received as a result of 50 letters sent to charitable trusts here and in the U.S.A.
In the new extension. the ground floor (81 ft. by 40 ft.) will contain a lecture room, practical room and seven bedrooms for nurses. The operating theatre will be built on the first floor, with anaesthetising and sterilising rooms and changing rooms for nurses and doctors. On the top floor will be two four-bed wards, a six-bed ward. a singlebed private ward, a treatment room. kitchen and duty room, and a bridge connecting with the present hospital. Lifts will serve all floors, and the most up-to-date air-conditioning system is being installed in the operating theatre.
A line extension to the nurses' dining room at St. Michael's is being paid for by Mr. Alec Brooke, of Zennor, in memory of his late wife.
A role C.W.L.
Eighty members of the Catholic Wornen's I.eague from the Lancaster, Shrewsbury and Salford dioceses and Liverpool archdioceses, attended a conference in Manchester on Saturday to hear Miss D MeClelan, a mental health officer from London. speak on the evoman's retie in public life.
They were told exactly how to enter local government, and members are now to invite women in public life in their areas to address their own branches. They hope this will result in more C.W.L. members sitting on town councils and committees.