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Hospital Farms

Volume 530: debated on Thursday 15 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Health whether he intends to close farms run in connection with hospitals even when these are connected with mental homes and as such form a valuable part of the treatment of mental patients.

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the circular I have issued to hospital authorities on this matter, from which he will see that one of the factors they are particularly asked to bear in mind in reviewing the need for hospital farms is the provision of suitable occupation for patients.