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Raf Station, Compton Bassett (Medical Examinations)

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that airmen reporting sick at the R.A.F. Station, Compton Bassett, are usually kept wait- ing an hour before the medical officer arrives; and whether he will see that steps are taken to prevent this unnecessary inconvenience and waste of time.

The medical inspection room at the R.A.F. Station, Compton Bassett, is opened at eight o'clock each morning for airmen who report sick. The medical officer begins examinations half an hour later; the interval is used to take temperatures, enter up records and generally to prepare the patients for the medical officer. Airmen are, of course, attended to in their turn, and I am informed that there is no avoidable delay.