§ 67. Captain Elliot
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has for the suitable accommodation of chronically ill elderly married couples in hospital which would avoid their being separated from each other.
§ Mr. Crossman
Modern thinking certainly favours geriatric hospitals and units including both sexes. When old hospitals are upgraded or replaced we usually provide facilities which allow male and female patients to meet and to cater for the rare occasions when husband and wife are in hospital at the same time.