QT. MICHAEL'S Hospital. Hayle, 0 which is under the care of the Daughters of the Cross, might soon have a maternity ward. At the annual meeting of the Friends of St. Michael's Hospital last work, it was said that the question was being sympathetically considered.
Fr. Austin Delaney, hon. secretary of the Friends, said that the debt on the hospital's newly-opened theatre block had been reduced to f10.000; the hospital's summer garden fete had raised the record total of £2,744, and a house-tohouse collection in nearby St. Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant and Halsetown, had brought the hospital £411— roughly 91d. per head of the total population.
Referring to the diamond jubilee being celebrated by St. Michael's, the Mayor of St. Ives (Coun. E. Stevens) spoke of the invaluable service given by the Sisters in their independent hospital; with the centralisation in the State hospital service, the importance of St. Michael's would increase still more.