HC Deb 24 July 1950 vol 478 c17W
Mr. D. Jones

asked the Minister of Health how many cases there are in the county borough of West Hartlepool of children in need of institutional treatment awaiting places in suitable institutions; how long the oldest case has been waiting; and whether he will give directions to the Newcastle Regional Hospital Board to expedite schemes for the provision of additional institutional places.

Mr. Bevan

Eight children in the county borough of West Hartlepool are awaiting places in suitable institutions. One of these has been on the waiting list since July, 1947; but available vacancies are, of course, allocated solely on the degree of urgency. Efforts are being made to provide additional accommodation as expeditiously as the financial situation permits.

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