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Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services where patients requiring homoeopathic medical treatment may obtain hospital in-patient treatment urgently; and if he will make a statement.

Patients requiring urgent treatment can be referred by their general practitioners to any National Health Service hospital. The nature of the treatment they receive will then be a matter for the judgment of the doctor looking after them. In-patient facilities for homoeopathic treatment are available in England at the Royal London homoeopathic hospital, the Tunbridge Wells homoeopathic hospital, the Bristol homoeopathic hospital and the Mossley Hill hospital in Liverpool.