HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 c1017
41. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the new mental hospital at Hong Kong is now completed; and to what extent the old mental hospital is still in use.

The Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. John Profumo)

A custodial home was opened last year as the first stage of the new mental hospital, which it is hoped to complete early in 1960. There are 395 patients still in the old hospital.

Mr. Robinson

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the upgrading of the old hospital is now completed?

Mr. Profumo

There is a certain amount of overcrowding at the old hospital, but a high standard of treatment is being maintained.