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Mentally Handicapped Persons (Nursing)

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is aware of nursing problems which have arisen recently at hospitals where the mentally handicapped are being nursed in the Eastern Region; and whether he will make a statement.

I understand that at present patients from outside Cambridgeshire needing short-term admission to a hospital for the mentally handicapped are not being admitted to Ida Darwin Hospital Cambridge. I also understand that the AHA has received representations that additional nursing staff are needed at the hospital, and that the authority is considering this.