HC Deb 07 May 1952 vol 500 c44W
Mr. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Health the number of people waiting to be admitted to mental hospitals in Tunbridge Wells; and what is the average length of time that a patient has to wait for admission.

Mr. Crookshank

Five persons are awaiting admission to the mental hospital serving Tunbridge Wells. The average waiting period for certified patients is one week for men and two weeks for women; for voluntary patients it is one week for men and possibly some months for women.