hospital needs and problems was made when the public health committee approved a scheme setting up the Manchester Joint Hospital Advisory Board.
The new board will consist of 22 rnpernbers—eleven from the corporation, six from voluntary hospitals in the city and five from Manchester university.
Mr. Walter Cobbett, chairman of the board of the Royal Infirmary, regards the arrangement as one of great importance to the hospital services of Manchester.
"It may form the foure'ation of a scheme of co-operation between the voluntary and municipal hospitals, and should be of great assistance to them in improving the efficiency and quality of their administration," he said.
A feature of the scheme is that there will be no wailing by patients in urgent cases.
The health committee also considered the meeting of representatives of the voluntary hospitals and the corporation in connection with a scheme for re-organising the specialist services of the municipal hospitals. This provides for all acutelyill patients in corporation hospitals being seen by specialists on admission, and the diagnosis and subsequent treatment being the responsibility of the specialists themselves,