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Tuberculosis Treatment, South Wales

Volume 527: debated on Thursday 13 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Health the number of people waiting for admission to tuberculosis sanatoria in South Wales.


asked the Minister of Health the number of beds in South Wales sanatoria that cannot be used due to shortage of nursing staff.


asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the decision to close a ward of 22 beds at the Glan Ely Tuberculosis Hospital, Cardiff, because of lack of staff; and, in view of the long list of people suffering from tuberculosis and awaiting admission to this hospital, what emergency action he proposes to take.

I understand that it is hoped that this closure will only be temporary, and that everything possible is being done to obtain the necessary staff.