HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c609W
18. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to bring about an improved service to patients in hospitals.

Dr. Vaughan

It is the Government's aim to improve services for patients and to make these more personal and local. In May we put forward proposals for greater flexibility on type and size of hospitals; this is the first hospital policy review by Ministers since 1962 by the right hon. Member for Down, South (Mr. Powell). Last week we announced plans to improve the structure and management of the health services.