§ 8. Commander Noble
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the secretary of the Chelsea Hospital for Women has been dismissed by the new board of governors of this joint hospital after 26 years' hospital service, 11 as secretary of this hospital and with only eight years to do for pension; and what further employment he is considering for him under the National Health Service.
§ Mr. Bevan
I understand that the new board of governors have decided, as they are entitled to do, to appoint a new secretary for their hospital. This officer can apply for other posts, and the National Health Service Act provides for compensation of transferred officers who suffer loss attributable to the passing of the Act.
§ 9. Mr. Osborne
asked the Minister of Health how many new hospital appointments have been made on the administrative side, and at what annual cost, since the National Health Act came into force; and if he is satisfied that the local medical officers of health staffs have been reduced to the same extent now that this work has been taken from them.