Hospital Wards (Closure)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th November 1979.

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Photo of Dr Gerard Vaughan Dr Gerard Vaughan , Reading South 12:00 am, 13th November 1979

The essence of temporary closure is that urgent action is taken because of an immediate need. A health authority cannot, therefore, go through the whole process of consultation.