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Mental Treatment

Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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72.

asked the Minister of Health the number of patients who died in institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Control during each of the last 10 years?

I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate the available particulars in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the particulars:

74.

asked the Minister of Health the average number of patients per doctor in the institutions under the jurisdiction of the Board of Control?

As regards institutions under the Lunacy Act, the average number of patients to each member of the resident medical staff is:

  • (a) In county and borough mental hospitals, 280;
  • (b) In registered hospitals, 61; and
  • (c) In licensed houses 35.
  • Most of these institutions have, in addition to their resident staff, a number of visiting consultants. In mental deficiency institutions, the average number of patients to each member of the staff, resident and non-resident, is 111.