HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c535W
Mr. Anderson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of total admissions for mental illness there are now to district general hospitals' psycho-geriatric units in Wales.

Mr. Barry Jones

There is no psycho-geriatric unit in any district general hospital in Wales. A proportion of patients admitted for geriatric assessment are found suitable for care in a psycho-geriatric unit, as are a proportion of elderly patients admitted to mental illness hospitals. The degree of illness or incapacity in such patients is extremely variable, and any attempt at precise numerical classification would not be meaningful.