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Hospitals (Resident Doctors)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the shortage of house surgeons in hospitals in the North-East and will he take all possible steps to remedy this, including securing the deferment of newly qualified doctors from military service.

I am aware that hospitals in many parts of the country are short of resident officers. Newly qualified doctors are already allowed six or twelve months' deferment of military service which may be extended in special circumstances.