HC Deb 30 July 1953 vol 518 c1511
8. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Health when he hopes to establish a cerebral palsy unit at Treloar's Hospital, Alton, Hampshire.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The need for such a unit is now being considered by the South-West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board, who are responsible for planning the hospital services in this area.

Dr. King

Is the Minister aware that Hampshire parents are eagerly looking forward to the establishment of such a unit, and will he do everything he can to expedite that decision?

Mr. Macleod

I have seen the representations to which the hon. Member refers, but detailed priorities of this nature are, of course, for the Regional Board.

Mr. Hastings

Can the Minister say whether this proposed unit will also deal with the early diagnosis of these cases, which is of fundamental importance if the correct treatment is to be given?

Mr. Macleod

I agree with the hon. Member, and I am sure that that will be the case.