HC Deb 28 February 1966 vol 725 cc184-5W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Health what guidance he has given to hospital authorities concerning the practice of removing spectacles, dentures and hearing aids from elderly or mentally disordered patients.

Mr. K. Robinson

Hospital authorities have been advised that mentally disordered or elderly confused patients should be allowed to retain such aids and other personal belongings; and where it is necessary, exceptionally, to remove them, that this should only be done on medical advice.