§ 41. Mr. Pearson
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the proposal of the Welsh Hospital Board to appoint an additional consultant to the Graig Hospital, Pontypridd, will not fulfil the medical needs of this hospital; and why there is such a wide variation in the standards of medical staffing between similar types of hospital in South Wales.
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
I am not satisfied that the effect of this appointment can yet be assessed. With regard to the second part of the Question, I am not aware of variations in medical staffing at these hospitals which are not justified by the variations in the nature and amount of work to be done.