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Separation of younger from older patients in hospital statement for 1986 prepared pursuant to section 12(2) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978

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Published by H.M.S.O in Belfast .
Written in English


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Statement(Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland).
ContributionsGreat Britain. Department of Health and Social Services, Northern Ireland., Great Britain.
The Physical Object
PaginationFolder (4p.) ;
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Open LibraryOL21300347M
ISBN 100337074240

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