HC Deb 25 March 1975 vol 889 c82W
50. Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the accident and emergency department of the Rochdale Infirmary is now fully operational; and if she will make a statement.

Mrs. Castle:

I deeply regret that owing to the action of a consultant the department has recently been temporarily closed on several nights and over two weekends when there was inadequate coverage by medical staff. I am informed that, apart from such occasions, the accident and emergency department is fully operational, and the situation is being kept under close review by the area health authority.