HC Deb 16 May 1966 vol 728 c177W
Mr. Gregory

asked the Minister of Health how many elderly persons are awaiting hospital beds in the Stockport and Buxton area; what action he will take to increase the number of beds in these hospitals for geriatric cases; and what plans he has to improve health facilities for the elderly for both acute and chronic illness, in view of the grave situation in the district referred to in letters to him from the hon. Member for Stockport, North.

Mr. K. Robinson

190. Work is already proceeding on a new unit at Corbar Hall, Buxton, and a day hospital at St. Thomas' Hospital, Stockport, which will increase the facilities for the treatment of elderly patients in the area. Existing hospital accommodation is also being upgraded to improve the standards of service.