HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc107-8W
75. Mr. Parker

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what steps have been taken to implement the recommendations of the recent Report on Tuberculosis in Newfoundland.

Mr. Bottomley

The former Canadian Naval Hospital in St. John's has recently been re-opened as a sanatorium; and building will begin in the spring of a new sanatorium on the West Coast with a capacity of up to 250 beds. A tuberculosis dispensary is also being established in St. John's and should be in operation by March. In addition, increases have been made in the allowances to indigent persons and to sufferers from tuberculosis, and public health education regarding tuberculosis is being intensified.