HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc555-6
14. Squadron-Leader Sir Gifford Fox

asked the Minister of Health how many beds are at present occupied in the Churchill Hospital, Headington; for what purpose this hospital is being used; and why the Army were moved from this hospital.

Mr. Bevan

The number of beds occupied today at the Churchill Hospital, Headington, is 88, and this will be steadily increased to full capacity as domestic staff becomes available. The hospital is a civil institution built for my Department and intended, after its use for emergency purposes terminated, to supplement the beds at the Radcliffe Infirmary, where there is a growing waiting list. The use of the hospital by the Army was a temporary arrangement pending the 1945 in the county of Middlesex and the borough of Acton, with the number of beds available in sanatoria in the county during the same period.

Mr. Bevan

As the reply involves a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

preparation of the Military Hospital at Holton Park, Wheatley.

Sir G. Fox

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the military hospital at Holton Park, Wheatley, is completely unsuitable for bad cases of head injuries, which are sent there?

Mr. Bevan

That is not a question for me.