- Three surveys in this book follow up the first study which Professor Brocklehurst undertook for the King's Fund and illustrates ten years of progress by the N.H.S. in the provision of day care for elderly patients. The first provides general data on geriatric day hospitals in the UK: buildings, facilities staffing and patients' attendance. The second describes a week's activities in 104 day hospitals: new patients, sources of and reasons for referral; treatment outcome of discharged patients; numbers and grades of staff, technical procedures and treatment given. The third studies 30 day hospitals in depth: their therapeutic philosophy, objectives, operation and management, costing and includes an important section on the views of patients and staff. A manuscript copy with maps and plans is filed in the library archive in Box 80/11.