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Tuesday, 9 May 1939

Sir FREDERICK STEWART - On the5th May. the honorable member for Perth (Mr. Nairn) inquired as to the distribution of mechanical respirators for Empire hospitals made available through the generosity of Lord Nuffield. I am now in a position to inform him that 198 units have been ordered for Australian hospitals, for distribution as under: Queensland, 39; New South Wales 96; Victoria,18; South Australia, 24; Western Australia, 12; Australian Capital Territory, 1; Northern Territory, 2; New Guinea, 3; and Norfolk Island, Nauru and Ocean Island, 1 each. The honorable member also asked that the specific hospitals to which they would be sent should be indicated. The following statement gives the names of such hospitals : -

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