HC Deb 12 November 1991 vol 198 c519W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long elapsed before the Liverpool patients diagnosed as having legionnaire's disease were notified of the nature of their illness; and what guidelines and advice his Department issues to hospitals about patients' rights in these matters.

Mr. Dorrell

The timing and nature of the information that patients receive about their medical condition involves the exercise of professional judgment by the individual clinician responsible for those patients' care. The Department does not issue guidance in these matters.

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