HC Deb 08 July 1963 vol 680 c113W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that some general hospitals are refusing to admit aged people for treatment if they are mentally confused; that mental hospitals refuse admittance to such people unless they are violent, and that this situation is causing distress in many homes; if he will cause an inquiry to be made into this social problem; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Braine

I have no evidence that hospitals are so acting, but will investigate any cases of difficulty which the hon. Member may have in mind.

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