HC Deb 08 March 1945 vol 408 c2244W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health if he will now release some supply of penicillin for use in civilian medical practice, as distinguished from hospital practice, which is not available to the whole community.

Mr. Willink

Yes, Sir. Arrangements are now being made for a wider distribution of penicillin from upwards of 200 large hospitals throughout the country, which will be authorised to issue penicillin on request to smaller hospitals. It will in most cases be necessary for a patient requiring systematic treatment to be removed to hospital, but each distributing hospital will be authorised to issue penicillin to private practitioners for the treatment at home or in a nursing home of suitable cases whom it is not practicable to transfer to hospital.