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Broadmoor Hospital (Patient Transfer)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how long the patient at Broadmoor who has been waiting for over four years for a transfer to a National Health Service hospital has been waiting; for what reasons the patient has been waiting; in which area a place is not able to be found for the patient; and what is the patient's sex.

This is an elderly female patient who was recommended for transfer in January 1978. Efforts have been made to find a bed for her in an NHS hospital within the North-West Thames region. Although she no longer requires special security, she is considered to be a serious danger to children. She requires a degree of security appropriate to her circumstances, without close confinement, which would be greater than can be readily provided in an open hospital.