HC Deb 24 February 1965 vol 707 cc102-3W
Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland employ health visitors specially trained to deal with the problems of elderly people.

Mr. Ross

The standard course of training for all health visitors includes instruction in dealing with the problems of the elderly. Over 92 per cent. of those engaged whole-time in health visiting have this training; and all health visitors are fully trained nurses.