HC Deb 07 July 1969 vol 786 c173W
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.