HC Deb 13 May 1952 vol 500 cc1089-90
8. Mr. Niall Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many child psychiatrist consultants are employed by each regional hospital board in Scotland.

Commander Galbraith

Psychiatric treatment of children is normally provided as part of the general psychiatric service. The South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board, however, have one consultant whose duties are restricted to psychiatric work with children.

Mr. Macpherson

Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that Liverpool alone were recently asking for four consultants? How does he expect that Scotland will be able to retain its child psychiatrists if it does not have a proper establishment of child psychiatrist consultants?

Commander Galbraith

We had better wait and see.