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Alcoholics (Hospital Treatment)

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of mental and psychiatric hospitals in the United Kingdom; and what provision is made for the treatment of alcoholics in these institutions.

There are 154 mental illness hospitals in England and Wales, apart from psychiatric units in general hospitals. Most can treat alcoholic patients; 13, with a total of some 250 beds, have special units for such patients.