HC Deb 17 July 1964 vol 698 c289W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Health how many ambulances were available for use at the London Chest Hospital on 7th April, 1964, at the time when the late Mr. Walter Jarvis was being discharged as an in-patient; and how many were available at the time when the doctors decided that Mr. Jarvis was not in need of ambulance assistance.

Mr. Braine

Ambulances are not normally kept at hospitals but are provided on request by the local health authority from its ambulance stations. There would have been no difficulty in providing one for Mr. Jarvis at the time of his discharge had the doctors so recommended.