Sanatoria, Glasgow.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 17th March 1925.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill


asked the Secretary for Scotland whether any complaints have been received in regard to the sanatoria accommodation in Glasgow: whether he can state how many persons were waiting for admission to sanatoria in Glasgow on 7th March: and what is the longest period any of these applicants had been waiting for admission?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. On the 7th March the number of cases of pulmonary tuberculosis waiting admission to institutions was 71, of which 23 were cases recommended for sanatorium treatment. Normally the period of waiting for pulmonary cases recommended for institutional treatment does not exceed from 10 to 14 days. During winter pressure a case may wait for as long as two months, but regard is had in every case to the patient's condition, and in the event of urgency admission would be arranged without delay.