HC Deb 01 July 1957 vol 572 c694
51. Major Beamish

asked the Minister of Health what studies he has made in the last few years of modern hospital design and administration in other countries; and if he will study the design, operation and administration of the newly-completed Salvation Army Booth Memorial Hospital in the borough of Queens, New York, since this hospital incorporates many new labour-saving ideas which are already resulting in an increase in efficiency and in comfort for staff and patients alike.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Officers of my Department have during recent years studied the design and operation of new hospitals in the United States, Canada and various countries of Western Europe. While they have not visited the hospital referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend they have had many opportunities of studying labour-saving devices which have been adopted in recently-built hospitals abroad, and this knowledge is applied in their examination of hospital building schemes in this country.

Major Beamish

Would it be possible for authorities in this country to visit this hospital to see the great economies which can be seen in its administration?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

We are trying to obtain some information about the hospital.