Elvira Deases de Luna - TB Hospital Closure
the. wall, wits," .in "time iis nei "iis their a! il,".1 e K squlnlcd he snow. Thcy.-Avehl down the Hilltop Hospital Will Be Requested : Â· ' . - 1 - . - . . . .. . ' . . * .' ' The board-of "managers of the Nueces County Hospital District will be asked to delay closing Hilltop Tuberculosis Hospital by attorney Tony BoitilUi, who has li received a letter of protest s- Mrs. Elvira Luna aad signed the other Hilltop patients. It patients do: not want to move because "our families do not have a way of going so far to signed by the.46 patients. ' The five-member board made up of prates! jsee us." The Â· letter said the patients ofjare comfortable and happy at he the Nuoces County Commissioners Court, voted yesterday to close Hilltop about Feb. 1 ami transfer pa'tionts to the state tuberculosis hospital at. Harlmgen. "I hope the commissioners will refrain from closing the hospital immediately and carry it over a few months longer in an effort to Ret as many people as possible released as cured," Bonilla said. The letter was composed by Hilltop. Bonilln said he realized Hilltop must close because of the costs involved. He .said many families have indicated they will take relatives who are patients at Hilltop home instead of moving.Ihem to Harlingen. "At home they may expose themselves to the cause ;i spread of public and the disease and thori! is a great dnnger in permitting them to return home before, they are completely recovered," Bnnilla srild.