July 14, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Harry Leader

Liberal

Mr. LEADER:

My name having been mentioned, I should like to make a few remarks with reference to what the leader of the opposition has just said about Deer Lodge hospital. I have had some correspondence with the department with reference to a particular case in which Deer Lodge plays a part. This man, through injuries received in the last war, developed cancer, and he is now getting treatment for it in that hospital. The treatment, he thinks, is doing him no good whatever and he is taking treatment from Doctor Davidson, but the department refuses to continue his pension, I believe, certainly not to pay medical expenses if he goes to Doctor Davidson. It is not because it is Doctor Davidson; I am aware of that. It is simply a matter of red tape, which insists that these men shall have the attention of a doctor selected by the department.

Topic:   NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE
Subtopic:   CREATION OF DEPARTMENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND WELFARE
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