HC Deb 28 March 1958 vol 585 c75W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Health what proposals he has for building mental hospitals which will fulfil the modern concept of the treatment of mental illness and deficiency; and what plans he has to modernise some of the older mental hospitals.

Mr. Walker-Smith

Substantial new building and modernisation is in progress or planned at thirteen mental and mental deficiency hospitals in addition to developments carried out in recent years, and the inclusion of psychiatric units is being considered in several of the new general hospitals now being planned. The requirements of present-day methods of treatment are constantly borne in mind.

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