§ 39. Mr. Denzil Freeth
asked the Minister of Health what advice he has given to hospital authorities since 21st February, 1964, about meeting the special needs of patients in hospitals who are both deaf and blind.
§ Mr. Braine
The advice, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy, aims at breaking down the isolation of the deaf blind who have to be in psychiatric and other long stay hospitals, and at ensuring that no deaf blind person is admitted or stays there if he can be cared for in the community.