HC Deb 13 June 1980 vol 986 cc333-4W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many beds are to be retained in the homoeopathic unit of Mossley Hill hospital, Liverpool; whether he regards this as adequate; and when a new consultant is to be appointed.

Dr. Vaughan

The homoeopathy service in Liverpool is an area-managed regional specialty and the Mersey regional health authority and the Liverpool area health authority (teaching) are discussing urgently the level of provision needed. The AHA(T) have given an assurance that there will be a consultant in charge of the homoeopathy facilities but difficulties in finding a suitable candidate for a permanent appointment may mean that, for the time being, there will be a locum appointment.