HC Deb 20 May 1957 vol 570 c59W
37. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health approximately how many publicly-controlled convalescent homes refuse to accept patients over 65 or 70 years of age; and, in view of the increasing number of patients over these years who need convalescent treatment, what consideration has been given to the necessity of providing this accommodation.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan:

I regret this information is not available. I am aware that there is some difficulty in obtaining places for elderly patients, and this is one of the matters which will be considered by the Working Party on convalescent treatment under the National Health Service which was set up last year.