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Junior Hospital Doctors (Accommodation)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the standards and type of accommodation provided for junior hospital doctors when they are on call and that they are within a reasonable distance of their places of work.

Broadly, yes. My Department issues guidance on standards for on-call accommodation, though inevitably there are difficulties in meeting these in some older hospitals. If the hon. Member is concerned about any particular hospital, he should approach the health authority concerned.