HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 c2042W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether the Local Government Board for Ireland have refused to sanction the appointment of a duly qualified doctor to the position of medical officer for the Clondalkin Dispensary District, county of Dublin; and, if so, on what ground or grounds?>


A recently qualified medical practitioner, twenty-four years of age, was appointed by the South Dublin Board of Guardians as temporary medical officer of the Clondalkin Dispensary District for the remaining period of the War; but the Board, in accordance with their general policy, refused to sanction the appointment, on the grounds that the services of young men were urgently needed for the Royal Army Medical Corps, and that the guardians were in a position to make other sufficient arrangements for the medical care of the sick poor in the Clondalkin district.