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District Hospitals

Volume 887: debated on Monday 3 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to lighten the burden on district general hospitals, in view of the effect of current pressures on the morale of medical, nursing and social work staff.

I am well aware of the present burdens on district general hospitals, and I share my hon. Friend's interest in the morale of staff working in the health and personal social services. My Department has under constant review ways in which health care resources should be best deployed, and the best balance of care provided for patients.