HC Deb 13 December 1955 vol 547 c156W
61. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps are being taken to remedy the shortage of consultants available for hospitals in the West Fife area

Mr. J. Stuart

In view of the facilities available at Bridge of Earn and other hospitals within reach, the regional board does not consider that there is any general shortage of consultants in the West Fife area. They have, however, agreed in principle to the establishment of a second consultant post in surgery at the Dunfermline and West Fife Hospital, in place of a post on a lower grade.