HC Deb 17 March 1925 vol 181 c2073

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the tuberculosis sanatorium at Kelling, Norfolk, which caters for the town of Great Yarmouth with a population of some 66,000 people, has only 24 beds allotted to that, town, and that consequently Yarmouth patients, ex-service nun amongst them, who are certified by the medical officer of health for sanatorium treatment, are waiting several months for admission and treatment, with resultant serious consequences; and, if so, does he propose to take any steps to deal with the situation?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The returns received by my right hon. Friend's Department from the town council show that they have some 32 beds available at various institutions, including the Kelling sanatorium, for the treatment o; tuberculosis; that they propose to provide additional beds for children; and that there are no ex-service men and very few civilians on the waiting list The last part of the question does not, therefore, arise.