HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 c1068
63. Sir Arnold Wilson

asked the Minister of Health whether any inquiry has been or will be held by his Department as to the circumstances in which a medical practitioner at Hollywood Mental Hospital was retained on the staff although to the knowledge of the chief resident medical officer, as stated at the inquest on the body of the man in question, he had been drinking heavily for the past eight years; and whether he is satisfied that the charge of mentally afflicted persons can safely be entrusted to men so affected?

Sir K. Wood

I am aware of the Press report of statements made at the inquest referred to, and I am in communication with the committee of the hospital. I should like to say, however, that the hospital in question has maintained a high standard in the care and treatment of the patients.