§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the cost to the National Health Service of nursing bed sores; if he is aware of technical innovations in hospital and domestic beds to prevent such suffering; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Owen
The cost of nursing bed sores is not separately identifiable from other NHS expenditure. Minimising their incidence is an important aspect of nursing care, and I am aware of the many technical advances and continuing studies contributing to this end, But if my hon. 459W Friend has any suggestions to make I will gladly consider them.