Medical Services

Oral Answers to Questions — British Honduras – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th December 1949.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Skinnard Mr Frederick Skinnard , Harrow East 12:00 am, 7th December 1949

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to improve the medical services of British Honduras.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams , Croydon South

Following the construction of a new 20-bed convalescent ward last year, further expansion of the Belize Hospital is planned to provide a new Out-patients block, an additional female ward of 18 beds and an enlarged venereal disease clinic. Ten dispensaries are also to be constructed throughout the rural districts of the Colony. It has recently been proposed that the staff of the Medical Department should be strengthened by the creation of a specialist post of Resident Surgeon.