HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 cc330-1W
Mr. Bowden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in how many hospitals where there is multidisciplinary working, social workers or geriatric liaison officers are involved in discharging elderly people; and how many hospitals have no such working.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

In geriatric departments where there is a multidisciplinary team working, the social workers or geriatric liaison nurses are normally involved at an early stage following admission to prevent problems following discharge. There is no information available centrally which identifies individual hospitals in this respect.