HC Deb 23 January 1967 vol 739 c176W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Health if she is aware that a Laceby old-age pensioner aged 74 years has temporarily left his wife, aged 84 years, to nurse his invalid mother, aged 95 years; that both mother and son are now so ill they are being cared for by neighbours, but the medical officer in charge of the Grimsby Aged Persons Hospital has refused to admit the aged mother into hospital; and, in view of the facts sent to her by the hon. Member for Louth, if she will give instructions forthwith to deal with this case.

Mr. Snow

There appears to be some misunderstanding and I will write to the hon. Member when my inquiries have been completed. Meanwhile I have been informed that a request for the lady concerned to be admitted to hospital was received on 3rd January; the consultant geriatrician for the Grimsby area visited her on 4th January; she was admitted to Glanford Hospital, Brigg, on 5th January.