HC Deb 23 March 1950 vol 472 cc2135-6
15. Mr. Bartley

asked the Minister of Health to what extent he has given consideration to the recommendation contained in paragraph 182 of the annual report of the National Miners' Welfare Joint Council, 1948, of which a copy has been sent to him, in regard to the establishment of hospital facilities for the treatment of miners who are sufferers from complete paralysis of the lower limbs, resulting from injuries to the spinal cord.

Mr. Bevan

Steps are being taken to improve and extend the paraplegic unit at the Wharncliffe Hospital, Sheffield, and plans are being considered to develop the facilities at Southport and Stoke Mandeville, and to establish units in South Wales, Tyneside and London.