§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what inspections have been carried out by health authorities of the Hilldene clinic and the Grosvenor house hostel in north Wales concerning hygiene and safety; and if he is satisfied with such inspections;
(2) if he is satisfied that circular HN(84)22 is being operated by Hilldene clinic and Grosvenor house hostel in relation to spending money of residents.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The power to register and inspect private nursing homes and mental nursing homes has been delegated to health authorities. The hon. Member should direct any inquiries about the Hilldene clinic in the first instance to the Clwyd health authority, which is its registering authority.
I am unaware of the existence of a Grosvenor house hostel in north Wales, but a Grosvenor house old people's home is registered as a private residential care home by Clwyd county council, which is responsible for the registration, inspection and monitoring of such establishments. Inquiries concerning this home should be directed in the first instance to the council.
I shall write to the hon. Member about the administration of patients spending money as set out in Welsh Office health notice WHN(84)21.