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Sanitorium Accommodation

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 11 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Health how many tubercular sufferers are now awaiting admission into sanatoria; and how many beds it is estimated would become available if the required hospital staff could be found.

The number of patients awaiting admission to sanatoria is about 5,000. Above 1,600 existing tuberculosis beds are closed for lack of staff: and a sufficiency of additional accommodation could be provided without much difficulty if staff for it were available.