§ 51. Mr. Coulson
asked the Minister of Health what suggestions he has made or is about to make to the Hull A Group 9W Hospital Management Committee for alleviating the acute shortage of physiotherapists in Hull; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Braine
The suggestions made through the Regional Hospital Board include a further approach to State-registered physiotherapists living locally with the offer of suitable part-time work, the running of refresher courses, drawing the vacancies at Hull to the attention of applicants for posts in the region, and fostering links with local schools to attract school leavers to the profession. I am sorry to say these measures have so far not resulted in any improvement.