§ 30. Mr. Solley
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in spite of the lack of hospital accommodation in Essex the Essex County Council Hospital at Broomfield has recently closed a whole ward; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter.
§ Mr. Bevan:
Yes, Sir. This sanatorium is among those affected by the prevailing shortage of nurses and domestic staff. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour is aware of its needs, and priority is being given in the endeavour to provide staff.