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Psychogeriatric Patients

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if, further to his answer to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe, on 19 November, he will take steps to collect statistics relating to the number of scalding accidents among psychogeriatric hospital patients;(2) if, further to his answer to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe, on 19 November, he will take steps to collect statistics relating to the number of hospital wards catering solely for psychogeriatric patients who lack the services of physiotherapist or an occupational therapist.

The Health Services information steering group—under the chairmanship of Mrs. E. Körner—is currently reviewing the need for statistics of various kinds within the NHS and will also make recommendation as to the nature and extent of statistics which should be made available centrally. I shall ensure that the right hon. Gentleman's request is brought to the notice of the steering group, but cannot anticipate the outcome of the review.