HC Deb 10 December 1975 vol 902 c221W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients were evacuated from Walsall General Hospital to the Walsall Manor Hospital as a result of action by junior doctors on the weekend of 28th to 30th November; of these, how many were (a) over the age of 65 years, (b) bronchial, (c) with broken limbs, (d) with terminal illnesses, (e) under the age of seven years, (f) orthopaedic patients, (g) patients with heart diseases, (h) cancer patients and (i) sufferers from colds or pneumonia; how many were considered too sick to move; and if she is satisfied that this enforced move was made without danger to patients.

Dr. Owen

Fifty-four, including 15 over 65 years old, and no children. Information about patients' conditions is not readily available, but of the 54, 12 were receiving medical, 13 surgical and 29 orthopaedic treatment. The transfer was made under consultants' supervision, no patient was considered too sick to move, and no patient is recorded as having suffered by the move.