§ 9. Mr. Thorpe
asked the Minister of Health what plans he has for the increased provision of day treatment in hospitals, similar to the experiment being operated by the Chichester Hospital Management Committee at St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester.
§ Mr. Thorpe
Would the hon. Lady agree that this is a very valuable form of treatment in that it allows elderly people to go home at night and for their relatives to look after them, which is a great saving in nursing staff? Is she satisfied that hospitals are experimenting sufficiently with this form of treatment?