Summary of Annual Governors’ Meetings

Year:

1842

Date of meeting: Thursday 6 January
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Monday 17 January 1842, page 2
Present: Earl of ILCHESTER (Chair); John FLOYER; James Chamness FYLER; Rev. Lundy FOOT; Charles PORCHER; Henry FRAMPTON; Robert WILLIAMS, Jun.; Arthur Henry Dyke ACLAND; Herbert WILLIAMS; Wm. Lewis HENNING; Rev. John Morton COLSON; George Colby LOFTUS; Rev. Henry MOULE
Management Committee appointed: Henry FRAMPTON; John COX; Henry PLOWMAN; Thomas ONSLOW; Rev. George WOOD; Rev. John Morton COLSON; Rev. Jas. A. TEMPLAR; Levi GROVES; Matthew DEVENISH; John Down KELLAWAY; Theophilius B. POPE; John Francis HODGES
Finance/donations: [Not reported]
Patient statistics: [Not reported]
Staff mentioned: Rev. Richard CUTLER and Henry JACOB appointed auditors

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Year:

1844

Date of meeting: Saturday 13 January
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Saturday 20 January 1844, pages 1 and 4
Present: Earl of ILCHESTER; Lord STAVORDALE; Mayor of Dorchester; Hon. and Rev. W. H. SCOTT; A. H. D. ACLAND; R. WILLIAMS, Jun.; Herbert WILLIAMS; Dr. JACKSON; John WALLIS; W. BRIDGE; J. F. HODGES; W. D. TAPP; G. CURME; H. ARDEN; W. MANSFIELD; Rev. WOOD; Rev. R. CUTLER; Rev. J. A. TEMPLAR; Rev. Morgan DEVENISH; Rev. Charles BINGHAM; Rev. L. FOOT; Rev. H. MOULE; Rev. M. VICARS; Rev. E. LUDLOW; Messrs SAMSON; GROVES;
Management Committee appointed: [Not reported]
Finance/donations: £700 had been subscribed to the Building Fund since the last general meeting. Mr. Ferrey’s plans for enlargement (to provide 24 extra beds, and accommodation for the medical officers, chaplain etc) would cost an estimated £3,500 including contingencies. Governors agreed to transfer £1,500 from the funded capital, with the £700 subscribed to the Building Fund, leaving a balance of £1,300 to be raised by public appeal.
Patient statistics: On the books on 1 January and admitted during the present year, in-patients 190, of whom 87 cured and 42 received much benefit, making, with 7 deaths and those discharged for causes specified 163, remaining on the books 27; out-patients on books, 1 January and admitted during the year, 421, of whom 190 were cured, and 92 received much benefit, making 10 deaths and those discharged for causes specified, 342.  Remaining on the books when the report was made up, 27 in-patients, 79 out-patients. Of the admissions during the past year, there were 7 household servants, and 16 cases of accident. For the last three quarters of the year number of beds was extended from 20 to 30.
Staff mentioned: Mr. GOOD (house surgeon) had resigned during the year; Herbert WILLIAMS, treasurer, and Dr. JACKSON, medical officer, spoke at the meeting

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Year:

1845

Date of meeting: Tuesday 7 January
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Saturday 11 January 1845, page 4
Present: Earl of ILCHESTER; Lord STAVORDALE; John FLOYER (High Sheriff of Dorset); Archdeacon of Dorset; Edward St. Vincent DIGBY; Arthur Dyke ACLAND; Rev. W. SCOTT; H. FRAMPTON; H. WILLIAMS; C. CRISWICK; Dr. JACKSON; G. CURME; W. D. TAPP; J. GARLAND; Rev. George WOOD; Rev. R. CUTLER; Rev. J. M. COLSON; Rev. C. BINGHAM; T. ONSLOW; R. BINGHAM; Rev. G. MAXWELL; Rev. H. MOULE; Rev. R. SMITH; Rev. G. E. COLE; J. F. HODGES; F. COSENS; H. LOCK; A. EMSON; H. JACOB; M. GROVES; T. CLARK
Management Committee appointed: Archdeacon of Dorset; H. FRAMPTON; T. ONSLOW; C. CRISWICK; J. F. HODGES; Levi LUCKHAM; T. SANSOM; G. ANDREWS; Rev. W. C. FRAMPTON; Rev. E. LUDLOW; Rev. J. A. TEMPLER; Rev. B. SMITH, plus incumbents of the four Dorchester borough parishes
Finance/donations: Earl of SHAFTESBURY gifted land in front of the hospital building
Patient statistics: [Not reported]
Staff mentioned: Dr. JACKSON (medical officer); Mr. EMSON (house surgeon); Miss WOODS (matron) who received an increase in salary of £5 a year; Rev. COLE (chaplain); H. JACOBS (auditor)

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Year:

1847

Date of meeting: Monday 11 January
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Saturday 16 January 1847, page 4; Sherborne Mercury, Saturday 20 February 1847, page 4
Present: Earl of ILCHESTER (Chair)
Management Committee appointed: [Not reported]
Finance/donations: Annual subscriptions have increased by £45, after allowing for lost subscribers. Parochial collections are considerably larger than in any former year. Legacies received :- Miss Genge, £19. 18s. 6d. ; Mrs. Tregonwell, £100 ; Miss Barns, £45 : R. Pattison, Esq., £100,  plus a bequest of £300, by the Rev. W. R. Churchill, announced after the annual meeting. Current building/furnishing now complete. To balance the building account a loan of £300 was necessary (plus the £600 borrowed last year) totalling a loan amount of £900. Expenditure: £1361. 15s. 2d., exceeding by nearly £90 the available income.
Patient statistics: Number of patients admitted since the opening of the hospital: in-patients, 932; out-patients, 1954; of these there have been discharged, cured – in-patients, 485; out-patients, 1049; relieved, in-patients, 210; out-patients, 504; at their own request, in-patients, 28; out-patients, 6; for misconduct, in-patients, 1; out-patients, 1; not relieved, in-patients, 8; out-patients, 14; incapable of further relief, in-patients, 24; out-patients, 12; improper objects, in-patients, 8; out-patients, 39; absconded or non-attendance, mostly cured, in-patients, 8; out patients, 153; died, in-patients, 40; out-patients, 45; no report, in-patients, 2; out-patients, 14; total, in-patients, 899; out-patients, 1883.
Staff mentioned: Dr. EASTCOTT (resident surgeon); Miss WOOD (matron)

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Year:

1849

Date of meeting: Thursday 18 January
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Saturday 20 January 1849, page 4
Present: John WALMESLY (Chair); Rev. C. W. BINGHAM (Chairman of the Committee)
Management Committee appointed: [Not reported]
Finance/donations: Subscriptions received: £836 2s. 6d. Donations: £387 5s. 6d.  Church collections: £106 16s. 2d. Legacies: George THOMAS, £100; Lord STAVORDALE, £100; John TEMPLEMAN, £100. To clear debt owing (£119 5s.) at end of year, donation of £200 from George FILLITER and other donations of £150 were made. From these donations, sums owing were cleared and £390 was  invested in the funds, which increased the stock to £3,338 7s. 10d.  From the close of 1847 to the time of making the report a balance of £98 7s. 9d. was due to the Treasurer.
Patient statistics: Daily average of in-patients: 29⅞.  Admitted: 206 in-patients, 354 out-patients.  Discharged cured: 100 in-patients, 185 out-patients.  Remaining on the books at the time of making the Report, 26 in-patients and 87 out-patients.
Staff mentioned: [None mentioned]

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Year:

1858

Date of meeting: 7 January
Source: Salisbury & Winchester Journal, Saturday 16 January 1858, page 7
Present: H. N. MIDDLETON Esq., High Sheriff  (chair), Rev. C. W. BINGHAM, J. WALMSLEY, Esq., E. L. KINDERSLEY, Esq., Rev. Prebendary FOOT, Dr. COWDELL, Rev. J. FISHER, Rev. H. MOULE, Rev. T. W. KNIPE, Rev. E. LUDLOW, Rev. R. S. EATON, Rev. G. L. NASH, Rev. J. B. CREE, George WARRY, Es., J. P. HODGES, Esq., J. R. TOOZE. Esq., J. GARLAND, Esq., Mr. L. LUCKHAM, Mr. G. MAYO, jun., &c.
Management Committee appointed: E. L. KINDERSLEY, Esq., J. F. HODGES, Esq., J. R. TOOZE, Esq., Mr. L. LUCKHAM. G. WARRY, Esq., Rev. E. LUDLOW, Rev. T. W. KNIPE, Rev. J. R. MASKEW, Rev. M. H. GREEN, Rev. R. S. EATON, Mr. G. MAYO, jun., and Mr. J. LEGG, jun
Finance/donations: Balance at start of 1857: £60. Congregational collections: £115 (below average). Donations: £94 (below average). Subscriptions £1,024 (less than in 1856). The total receipts: £1,455. Expenditure £1,584 (£1,604 in 1856). Maintenance cost per head per week: 11s 11d (compared to 12s 7½d in 1856). Deficit of £130.
Patient statistics: Daily average of in-patients: 47. Total number of in-patients treated: 404 – both higher than in any previous year.
Staff mentioned: Mr. BACOTT (house apothecary). Rev. Edward WILLIAMS, late curate of St. Peter’s, Coventry, elected Chaplain. Mr. BROWN (clerk)
Miscellaneous: Death of patron, Earl of ILCHESTER – his brother asked to become patron. Also death of A. H. D. ACLAND (later TROYE) who was the first chairman of the management committee

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Year:

1859

Date of meeting: Thursday 20 January
Source: Salisbury & Winchester Journal, Saturday 22 January 1859, page 8
Present: Earl of ILCHESTER (chair); Rev. C. W. BINGHAM
Management Committee appointed: [Not reported]
Finance/donations: Church collections: £546 0s 5d. Donations: £1000 from Sir Richard Plumptre GLYN Bart.; £700 from Mrs. BANKES to supplement her husband’s legacy. Legacies: £100 from late James SHERREN, Esq.; £50 from late Arthur Henry Dyke TROYTE, Esq.; £500 from Mr. BANKES to build the Bankes’ Wing. Paid off £69 5s. 6d. owing at the beginning of the year. Balance at the end of the year: £1261 8s. 6d. The ‘fixed’ income (subscriptions and interest) falls short by some £300 or £400 of projected expenditure (slightly increased by the opening of the Bankes’ Wing). Shortfall needs to be made up by donations and church collections.
Patient statistics: Admitted: 365 in-patients. Daily average: 50½ – the highest it has been
Staff mentioned: [None mentioned]
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