HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 cc142-3W
96. Brigadier Head

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Miss M. Pearce of 75, Tichfield Road, Carshalton, who has been suffering from tuberculosis since December, 1949, has been refused admission to hospital by the South-West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board, and as a result Master R. Pearce, her brother, aged seven years, has now contracted the disease; and what steps he is proposing to take to ensure that further infection does not occur amongst her family.

Mr. Bevan

Miss Pearce has not been refused admission but is on the waiting list with some priority. Examination of the rest of the family as contacts, boarding out for the brother and subsequently a sanatorium bed for the brother have all been offered and refused.

126. Surgeon Lieut.-Commander R. Bennett

asked the Minister of Health when Miss R. Long, at present residing at 39, Dukes Road, Gosport, may be admitted to hospital.

Mr. Bevan

This patient is now on the waiting list at St. Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, and I understand that she will be admitted shortly.