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Hospital Specialists, North-West Region

Volume 466: debated on Thursday 7 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that certain appeals preferred by hospital specialists in the North-West Region against recommendations for their re-grading made by the reviewing committee of the Regional Hospital Board had not been acknowledged by the Board on 25th June, 1949; and what action he proposes to take in the matter, in view of the expiry of these specialists' interim contracts on 5th July, 1949, and the consequent necessity of concluding proper contracts as early as possible.

The Board have offered all hospital staff with interim contracts an extension to carry out the same work as they are now doing for six months or such less period as is necessary for the Board to offer them a permanent appointment.