asked the Minister of Health the number of people waiting for admission to tuberculosis sanatoria in South Wales.
The number is 735.
asked the Minister of Health the number of beds in South Wales sanatoria that cannot be used due to shortage of nursing staff.
The number is 158.
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.