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Special Hospitals (Patient Transfers)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients are currently awaiting transfer from each of the four special hospitals; and how many in each case have been waiting for (a) over three months, (b) over six months, (c) over nine months, (d) 12 months, (e) two years, (f) three years and (g) four years.

The number of patients awaiting transfer from each of the special hospitals on 16 November last was as follows:

There have been temporary shortages of staff at both the Smethwick and West Bromwich local offices. Efforts are being made to rectify the situation.