HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 cc176-7W
Mr. G. Johnson Smith

asked the Minister of Health what system of coordination exists between hospital casualty departments; and what representations he has received about too many closures being concentrated in one area.

Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Health whether he will ensure that there is proper co-ordination between hospitals on the closing of casualty departments in order to avoid the delays caused by the simultaneous closing of casualty departments by hospitals in the same area.

Mr. Braine

Co-ordination is essentially a matter for the hospital authorities but my right hon. Friend is looking further into the matter in the London area. He has received representations from the Patients' Association.