§ 22. Mr. Sidney Marshall
asked the Minister of Health why it has been decided to retain only two blocks for infectious diseases at the Cuddington isolation hospital at Banstead providing treatment for a large population and use some 80 beds as an annexe to Epsom General Hospital so that infectious cases for which the hospital was intended, mostly children, are having to be sent to districts further away with resulting inconvenience to parents.
§ Mr. Marshall
Will the Minister give consideration to the retention of one ward of 18 beds in addition to those already retained for the treatment of infectious diseases? I am sure this can be stopped because I was chairman of this hospital for many years and I am still in daily contact with it. I believe this can be provided and that it can be of great assistance.