Mental Treatment.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Sir H. YOUNG:

The initial cost of providing a bed in a mental hospital may be estimated at £500 at present, but the annual cost of maintaining it is about £70. The hon. Member's suggestion is impracticable, because the adequate preventive treatment of incipient cases requires resources of staff and equipment which could not be provided in inexpensive hostels.