HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c252W
70. Dr. Segal

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the increasing shortage of sanatorium accommodation at the present time; whether steps will now be taken on a national and international scale to assist the large numbers of early tubercular cases now awaiting sanatorium treatment; and whether he will take joint action with the responsible authorities to retain some of the existing E.M.S. hospitals for conversion into sanatoria.

Mr. Bevan

The crucial factor is not shortage of accommodation but the dearth of nurses and other hospital workers which precludes the staffing of sufficient additional beds. Every effort is being made to remedy this.