HC Deb 07 December 1949 vol 470 cc1865-6
36. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to improve the medical services of British Honduras.

Mr. Rees-Williams

Following the construction of a new 20-bed convalescent ward last year, further expansion of the Belize Hospital is planned to provide a new Out-patients block, an additional female ward of 18 beds and an enlarged venereal disease clinic. Ten dispensaries are also to be constructed throughout the rural districts of the Colony. It has recently been proposed that the staff of the Medical Department should be strengthened by the creation of a specialist post of Resident Surgeon.

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