From the archive: Employment of disabled men: trade union obstacles to training - 30 march, 1920

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THE South-Eastern Joint (Disablement) Committee met yesterday in the City Chambers – Councillor Adams presiding. The question of the utilisation of part of the Edenhall Hostel for in-patient treatment was raised.

Bailie Crichton, Selkirk, said complaints had been made of the scarcity of hospital accommodation for pensioners. The chairman said there was no doubt of the great difficulty. Great efforts had been made to obtain suitable accommodation by the regional headquarters, both at Craigleith and Seafield, but so far without success.

Lieutenant-Colonel Warden, Regional Director, Ministry of Pensions, said the question of hospital accommodation was receiving the very anxious consideration of the medical branch of the ministry. It was just the housing question on a larger scale.