HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc183-4W
75. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of Health what is being done to overtake the list of about 440 cases awaiting admission to mental deficiency institutions in the area of Manchester Regional Hospital Board.

Mr. Bevan

The Regional Board are bringing into use 100 more beds at Cranage Hall, and work is proceeding on the provision of a further 40 beds at Brookhall Hospital. Every effort is being made to overcome the shortage of nursing staff which is at present delaying further beds being brought into use.