§ 22. Mr. HICKS
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of men suffering from war disabilities who have been referred to their panel doctor for treatment; and what is the attitude of his Department to the representations made by the British Medical Association protesting against the practice of referring men suffering from disabilities other than wounds to their panel doctors for treatment?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)
I have no record of the number of men for whom no special treatment by the Ministry, or treatment other than such as their own medical attendant can give them, is found to be necessary. No representations have been received from the British Medical Association on this matter in regard to which there has been no change of policy.
§ 23. Mr. McENTEE
asked the Minister of Pensions what hospitals are now maintained by the Ministry of Pensions and where they are situated; and whether any hospitals maintained by the Ministry have been closed since 1st January, 1932?
§ Major TRYON
As the answer involves considerable detail, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate the particulars in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the particulars:
§ The following hospitals are now maintained entirely by the Ministry of Pensions:
§ Edenhall, situated at Musselburgh, Edinburgh.
§ Dunston Hill, situated at Newcastle.
§ Chapel Allerton, situated at Leeds.
§ Mossley Hill, situated at Liverpool.
§ Maghull, situated at Liverpool.
§ Cosham, situated at Portsmouth.
§ Orpington, situated at Orpington, Kent.
§ Latchmere, situated at Kingston, Surrey.
§ Leopardstown Park, situated at Dublin.
§ Rookwood, situated at Cardiff.
§ Chepstow Hospital, situated at Monmouth.
§ One hospital—Highbury, Birmingham— was closed on the 9th January, 1932, and Maghull Hospital, Liverpool, will be given up by the Ministry on the 31st instant, when the Chepstow Hospital now undergoing alterations will be reopened for the reception of patients of the class formerly dealt with at Maghull.
§ In addition to the hospitals above enumerated there are 19 hospitals not under the control of the Ministry in which either the entire accommodation or some part of it is reserved for Ministry patients who are maintained by a capitation rate at the cost of the Ministry.