HC Deb 12 December 1955 vol 547 cc821-2
53. Dr. Broughton

asked the Minister of Health how many patients have been accommodated since 1939 in the Millfield Convalescent Home, Rustington-on-Sea, Sussex.

Mr. Iain Macleod

None, Sir.

Dr. Broughton

Would the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to look into the possibility of this being brought into use again, in view of the fact that it is ideally situated for a convalescent home, being on the sea front on the south coast? If the Minister should consider this possibility, will he bear in mind the need that there is for a children's rehabilitation centre?

Mr. Macleod

Yes, I am quite prepared to look into this matter, but the needs for special hospitals for children have altered very considerably in the last few years, as the hon. Gentleman knows. On the whole, the opinion of the regional hospital board is that we would be wise not to continue seeking a special use for this property but to dispose of it. However, I will look at the papers myself in view of what the hon. Member has said.