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Drug Addicts

Volume 932: debated on Wednesday 25 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the locations of drug addiction clinics in the area of the East Anglian Regional Health Authority; and how many new cases were recorded at each clinic in the last year for which records are available.

Drug addiction clinics in the East Anglian Health Region are located at Burnet Place, Cambridge, and at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norfolk. Drug addiction patients are also treated in the Psychiatric Department of the Peterborough District Hospital.In the year ending 31st December 1976 the number of new patients treated at Burnet Place, Cambridge, was 14.The clinic at Norwich is a combined one for the treatment of both alcoholics and drug addicts and no breakdown of the overall number of new patients treated is available; the combined figure is, however, 20.Information about the number of the new patients treated for drug adiction in the Psychiatric Department of Peterborough District Hospital is not readily available but I am in touch with the Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) about this, and as soon as I hear from it I will write to my hon. Friend.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of drug addiction were being treated at the Peterborough District Hospital's special clinic at the last count; and how many of the patients gave addresses outside the area of Peterborough City Council.

The information is not readily available but I am in touch with the Cambridgeshire Area Health Authority (Teaching) about this and as soon as I hear from it I will write to my hon. Friend.