Mental Patients, East Anglia (Accommodation)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1949.

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Photo of Sir Frank Medlicott Sir Frank Medlicott , Norfolk Eastern 12:00 am, 28th July 1949

asked the Minister of Health what proposals have been approved by him in the last 12 months for providing further accommodation in the area of the East Anglian Regional Hospital Board for juvenile and adult mental defectives.

Photo of Mr Arthur Blenkinsop Mr Arthur Blenkinsop , Newcastle upon Tyne East

None, Sir. But my right hon. Friend now has under urgent review a scheme for 100 beds at Little Plumstead Hall, and 25 more have just become available at St. Neots.

Photo of Mrs Leah Manning Mrs Leah Manning , Epping

In view of the fact that the Minister has promised to make these arrangements quickly would he remove the three mentally defective children from St. Margaret's Hospital, Epping, about which I wrote to him?