HC Deb 09 July 1968 vol 768 c41W
52 and 53. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Health (1) if he is now in a position to provide details of the defined area which he has had under consideration for the provision in this country of a coronary care service to include a mobile intensive care unit;

(2) in view of the demand for adequate coronary care among all sections of the community and the proliferation of understaffed and ineffective coronary units in small hospitals, if he will advise hospital boards to set up in district general hospitals cardiological departments provided with intensive care units and equipment for specialised care and investigation.

Mr. Snow

Intensive coronary care is already provided in some district general hospitals in special units or in intensive care or intensive therapy units, and more such units are planned. The location of the trial of the mobile intensive care team will be announced locally in the near future.