HC Deb 14 November 1884 vol 293 cc1718-9

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If it is the fact that there is no duly qualified compounder of medicine in the Rotunda Hospital, the Coombe Hospital, or the Pitt Street Institute, Dublin?


This is not a matter in which the Government have any direct responsibility or control. As, however, each of the two hospitals named receives a small sum out of the Parliamentary Vote for Hospitals and Infirmaries, I deemed it right to let the Hospital Authorities know that this Question would be asked, and I find that in each case there is an arrangement with an eminent firm of dispensing chemists for the compounding and dispensing of medicines, and that in the few intern cases at the Rotunda Hospital where medicines are necessary, they are made up under the supervision of the master and the assistant physician. I cannot supply any information as to the Pitt Street Institute.