HC Deb 28 June 1951 vol 489 c147W
9. Colonel Ropner

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that an old age pensioner living at Tadcaster and attending the York County Hospital, must travel to Hull for the purpose of having a hearing-aid fitted; and whether it is proposed to provide a hearing-aid distribution centre near York.

Mr. Marquand:

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for York on 23rd January.

Colonel Clarke

asked the Minister of Health when Mr. H. Brons, of 45, St. Mary's Drive, Three Bridges, Sussex, reference number WLHA 765, may expect to receive a hearing-aid, for which he applied in October, 1948, and for which he is still awaiting an appointment for examination and fitting.

Mr. Marquand:

I am informed that there are no grounds justifying priority for this patient and I regret therefore that he may have to wait some time yet. The hospital have no record of his applying before 5th July, 1949.