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Psychiatric In-Patients

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients over retirement age occupy psychiatric beds.

It is estimated that on 31st December 1975, the latest date for which the information is available, there were about 12,000 men aged 65 or over and about 34,000 women aged 60 or over occupying beds in mental illness hospitals and units in England.