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Mental Patients (Special Hospitals)

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will indicate for each of the four special hospitals (a) the number of patients it is designed to accommodate and (b) the number of patients actually accommodated at the latest available date.

By present-day improved standards there is considered to be adequate accommodation for a total number of male and female patients as follows:

Broadmoor Hospital640
Rampton Hospital1,080
Moss Side Hospital 400
On 1st June 1977, the numbers of patients, male and female, in these hospitals were:

Broadmoor Hospital 776
Rampton Hospital972
Moss Side Hospital390
A fourth special hospital, Park Lane, is being built, partly to relieve overcrowding in Broadmoor. It is proposed to transfer patients to this hospital as each phase of building is completed. The advance unit, designed to accommodate 70 patients, held 70 patients on 1st June 1977.