HC Deb 30 May 1960 vol 624 c96W
60. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to secure more staff at the Department of Dermatology at Swindon, and more physiotherapists for the Swindon area.

Miss Pitt

I am not aware of any shortage of consultant staff in the Department of Dermatology. The regional hospital board has recently authorised the employment of a clinical assistant for a further three sessions a week subject to the cost being met within the hospital management committee's approved estimates. There is a considerable shortage of physiotherapists which the hospital management committee has been making every effort to improve. Physiotherapists' salaries have recently been increased by a Whitley Council agreement.