HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc8-9W
60. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Health at which centres in this country equipment is available for the surgical closure of ventricular septal defects in young children; and how many such operations on young children have been performed.

Mr. R. Thompson

I circulate below a list of the centres at which according to my information such equipment is available or shortly to become available. I regret that I am unable to supply the information asked for in the second part of the Question.

Following is the list:

  • Shotley Bridge General Hospital, Consett.
  • Leeds General Infirmary.
  • City General Hospital, Sheffield.
  • Papworth Hospital, near Cambridge.
  • Hammersmith Hospital.
  • *Middlesex Hospital.
  • St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
  • *Guy's Hospital.
  • Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.
  • *Bristol Royal Infirmary.
  • Sully Hospital, near Cardiff.
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
  • *Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital.
  • Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool.
  • Sefton General Hospital, Liverpool.
*Note: Only at the hospitals marked *has the operation as yet been performed with this equipment.