§ Mr. Terry Fields
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken by his Department to encourage the recruitment of staff to the Alexandra wing of Broadgreen hospital, Liverpool, in speech therapy discipline; how many applications have been submitted for this post; how many patients, listed by age and medical condition, are awaiting treatment in this unit; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Management of speech therapy services at Broadgreen hospital and the recruitment of staff are matters for Liverpool health authority. The hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of the authority for details.