HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 cc313-4W
Dr. Morgan

asked the Minister of Health what steps are being taken to secure modern and adequate fracture treatment of industrial injured workers; whether the organisation of such treatment will be on the lines recommended by the British Medical Association Committee and by the Delevigne Inter-Departmental Committee in approved fracture clinics in hospitals or other centres; whether appropriate steps are being taken or intended to be taken to secure the necessary subsequent physiotherapy as well as proper rehabilitation and retraining after the stage of minimum residual disability has been reached; and whether, having regard to the need for national economy and for the provision of similar treatment in cases of injuries in other than industrial workers, he will consider, in co-operation with the other Government departments concerned, the advisability of the immediate establishment of a comprehensive national scheme for the fracture treatment and rehabilitation of all injured persons?

Mr. E. Brown

In conjunction with my right hon. Friends the Minister of Labour and Secretary of State for Scotland I am considering the better organisation of facilities for the fracture treatment, rehabilitation and, where necessary, retraining of injured industrial workers, and will make a further statement as soon as possible.