June 4, 1947 (20th Parliament, 3rd Session)

PC

Mr. BLAIR:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is there a shortage of hospital bed accommodation in Canada at the present time? If so, how long has this shortage been apparent?
2. How many hospital beds for short-term illnesses, convalescent cases and chronically ill are estimated to be required to meet present estimated needs?
3. Can national health insurance be implemented with present hospital facilities?
4. Is there a shortage of nursing, technical and hospital maintenance staff in Canada? If so, how long has this shortage been apparent?
5. How many nurses, technicians, ward-aides and maintenance workers are estimated to be required for present estimated needs?
6. Can national health insurance be implemented with present hospital personnel available?
7. What is the average ratio of patients to doctors in each province and their distribution in rural and urban areas?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOSPITAL FACILITIES
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