§ 66. Mr. Platts-Mills
asked the Minister of Health what representations he has received regarding the proposed closing down of the Almeric-Paget Clinic, Thoresby Street, N.1; whether he is aware that this clinic caters for patients living in Islington, Finsbury and Shoreditch: and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Platts-Mills
I understood the Minister to say that the trustees were closing this place on their own initiative, but is the Minister aware that they are issuing to all patients a leaflet which, quite unambiguously, says that the clinic is being closed as a consequence of the taking over by the State of the health services? Will he take steps to discourage the trustees from abusing the Government behind their backs, and in view of the fact that this 1159 clinic provides very valuable physiotherapy services for people in Islington, Finsbury and Shoreditch, would he encourage the trustees to keep the place open?