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Disseminated Sclerosis Cases (Treatment)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider arranging for a special hospital to be allocated for the care and investigation of patients suffering from disseminated sclerosis, in view of the present difficulty in providing for the adequate care and treatment of these cases in existing hospitals.

I am advised that segregation in a specialised hospital would not necessarily be in the interest of this type of patient. Moreover, it would add considerably to nursing difficulties and in the present shortage of hospital staff this could not be contemplated.