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Mental Illness (Hospital Provision)

Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with provision for the mentally handicapped and the mentally ill in the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire health district with the reorganisation of hospitals in that area.

The Portsmouth and South East Hampshire health authority is responsible for the provision of health services in its area. The authority's plans for the reorganisation and development of its services for mentally handicapped and mentally ill people have been widely consulted upon. The plans accord with national and local policies of developing community-based care for these patients.