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Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the dates on which the equipment recommended in the Poswillo report for resuscitation and monitoring of patients in connection with the provision of general anaesthetic in dentistry was installed in each community clinic in the area of the southern health and social services board; and if he will list those community clinics which have not yet received the equipment.

The community clinics in the Southern health and social services board area which are equipped to the standards recommended in the Poswillo report arc as follows:


  • Thomas Street, Dungannon
  • Dobbin Street, Armagh
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Armagh
  • John Mitchell Place, Newry

Each of these clinics met the recommended standards prior to 1990. As to the other clinics in the Southern board, equipment for the Banbridge clinic is currently being ordered, and the Brownlow health centre will be equipped to Poswillo standards when it reopens in the summer.