§ 48. Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the general quality of medical and hospital equipment; and what steps his Department takes to ensure that such equipment is of a high standard.
§ Mr. Moyle
I am satisfied with the general quality of medical and hospital equipment, but there is always room for improvement. There are many safety standards which manufacturers are required to meet. Any instances of defective equipment are reported to my officers, who arrange for speedy rectification throughout the National Health Service. My Department is also active in association with industry and hospital staff in the development of safety standards and in the evaluation of equipment.