§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will investigate the mislaying of patients' records at Bolton general hospital; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Currie
The Bolton Health Authority which has responsibility for patient care services in this hospital has already investigated the situation. Approximately 300 patients were affected. Immediate action has been taken to admit patients for in-patient treatment where urgent treatment is required and General Practitioners have been notified of patients classified as non urgent so that they can review the urgency of their classification.