HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 c38W
Mr. Snow

asked the Minister of Health whether he will examine the circumstances in which Peter York, of 165 Collingwood Drive, Pheasey Estate, Birmingham, 22A, was first admitted to the Children's Hospital, Birmingham, in February, 1952, where he was found suffering from a restricted tuberculous lesion of the right upper lobe, and was then referred to in May, 1952, to the Stafford Chest Clinic; why the waiting period before treatment is now only assessed as two months: and when this child will be admitted for treatment.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am informed that following examination of Peter York in February in the out-patients' department of the Children's Hospital, a period of two months' rest at home was advised During this time arrangements were made for him to be examined in May at the Shelfield Clinic, following which he was put on the waiting list for a sanatorium, continued rest at home meantime being advised. A further examination at the Clinic on 18th July showed that there was satisfactory progress. Admission to a sanatorium, which has not at any stage been regarded as a matter of urgency, is. I understand, likely to take place within a week or two.