HC Deb 28 June 1963 vol 679 c171W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied with the working of the Mental Health Act, 1959, with particular reference to the growing practice for both mental hospitals and general hospitals to refuse admissions of aged disturbed persons; whether he will build psycho-geriatric units in the Sheffield Region to accommodate such cases; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Braine

My right hon. Friend has no evidence of such a practice growing; the needs of these patients are taken into account in the proposals for development of the hospital services in the Sheffield Region outlined in Command 1604.