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Mentally Handicapped People (Treatment And Therapy)

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average number of hours a year that residents of mental handicap hospitals receive treatment or therapy from (a) doctors, (b) physiotherapists, (c) occupational therapists and (d) psychologists; and how this compares with Government guidelines.

These figures are not collected centrally. Residents of mental handicap hospitals should receive treatment or therapy according to their individual ranges of need, so generally applicable guidelines are not appropriate.