HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 c1W
1. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the dissatisfaction in the West Fife area about the delay in receiving surgical treatment for tuberculosis cases; and what steps are being taken to reduce such delays.

Mr. J. Stuart

Temporary staffing difficulties at the Edinburgh thoracic surgery units unfortunately led to delays last year in providing this form of treatment for patients throughout the south-eastern region of Scotland. Much better progress is now being made, and the number of patients in Fife sanatoria waiting for thoracic surgery had fallen from forty-two at the end of November to twenty-six at the end of December.

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