HC Deb 11 November 1943 vol 393 cc1303-4W
Mr. Perkins

asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied there are sufficient nurses available at the County Mental Hospital, Gloucestershire?

England and Wales.
Notifications. Deaths all ages. Death rate under age of 15 per million population.
1923 40,009 2,722 243
1942 41,404 1,826 192

Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the fever group of the Society of Medical Officers of Health in its memorandum issued in August last stated that in doubtful cases of diphtheria the London County Council is prepared to issue instructions that diphtheria observation will be accepted

Mr. E. Brown

No, Sir, but I am afraid that this is not the only hospital suffering from a shortage of staff. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service is doing all that is possible to assist in the filling of vacancies.