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Special Hospitals

Volume 976: debated on Wednesday 16 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many disciplinary proceedings took place in

YearBroadmoorRamptonMoss SidePark Lane
19762 (1)Nil3 (3)2 (Nil)
19773 (2)Nil2 (Nil)Nil
197810 (5)Nil4 (Nil)2 (2)

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what building works are in progress or planned in the special hospitals; and when such works are expected to be completed.

HospitalWorkLatest expected completion date
Broadmoor1. Provision of a further staff hostelJune 1980.
2. Provision of staff changing facilitiesFebruary 1980.
3. Redevelopment of hospital—1st phase of Advance works (due to commence in August 1980).October 1981.
4. Redevelopment of hospital—2nd phase of Advance works (due to commence in March 1981).August 1982.
5. Redevelopment of hospital—Stage 1 (5 wards, Control Centre, Medical Centre, Administration Building, Stores and Kitchens—due to commence in April 1982) (4 subsequent stages follow with a final estimated completion date of 1993).March 1984.
Park Lane1. Hospital Building—Phase 1 (4 wards)Mid 1980.
2. Hospital Building—Phase 2 (4 wards and kitchens)Mid 1981.
3. Hospital Building—Phases 3 and 4 (7 wards, Assembly Hall, Chapel, Medical Centre, Occupation Centre, Education Centre, Recreation Centre, Central Centre).No firm date yet available.
4. Vehicle Charging BayNo firm date yet available.
Moss Side1. Farm and Garden ComplexPlanning stage only.
Rampton1. Rebuilding of Catherine Ward March 1981.
2 New workshopsPlanning stage only with expected date of start in 1980.
3. Storage and toilet facilities for existing workshops
4. New Psychology Building
5. Modernisation of existing housing stockFeasibility stage only.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many responsible medical officers are currently working in each of the special hospitals; and how many of them have psychiatric qualifications.

There are currently eight responsible medical officers at Rampton, seven at Broadmoor, four at each of the special hospitals during 1976, 1977 and 1978 involving members of staff; in how many cases members of staff were suspended; and in how many cases professional bodies were notified.

Formal disciplinary proceedings (as distinct from cases in which staff were warned by supervisors) were taken against staff in the special hospitals as shown in the following table. The figures in brackets represent the number of cases in which staff were suspended. There were no cases in 1976, 1977 and 1978 in which management notified professional bodies following disciplinary proceedings.

Building work on the maintenance, refurbishment and redevelopment of the special hospital is a continuous process; the table below shows the main work planned or in progress.Moss Side and two at Park Lane. All, except one who is a locum, have postgraduate psychiatric qualifications.