§ 40 and 41. Mr. Dodds
asked the Minister of Health (1) if he will look into the conditions at the Darenth Park Mental Hospital to allay concern amongst the staff and local people, details of which have been sent to him, much of which arises from the totally inadequate staff;
(2) if he is aware of the announcement that only a local inquiry is to be held into the recent attack by a patient on a male nurse at the Darenth Park Mental Hospital has given cause for concern; and if he will arrange for a representative on the inquiry who is not employed at the hospital.175W
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
An investigation into a recent attack by a patient on a nurse has been carried out by the Hospital Management Committee, who are the appropriate authority for the purpose. When I receive their report I shall consider whether further action is called for.