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Mental Illness

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will amalgamate the tables analysing figures for places for mentally ill people in local authority day centres and National Health Service day hospitals so as to show what day care provision is available to such people by (a) district health authority and (b) local authority.

The amalgamated tables requested are not readily available because not all district health authority areas are conterminous with local authority areas: a list of conterminous areas was provided in my predecessor's reply to the hon. Member for Brent, South (Mr. Pavitt) on 9 June 1986 at columns 99–104.Information on the number of places in local authority day centres solely for mentally ill people, analysed by local authority is published in "Day centres for the Mentally Ill, the Elderly and the Younger Physically Handicapped at 31 March 1985, England", copies of which have been placed in the Library. Information collected centrally does not separately identify places for mentally ill people in day centres which cater for mixed client groups but it is planned to collect such detail in future.Figures for the number of places for mentally ill people in National Health Service day hospitals in England by district health authority as at 31 December 1985 are given in the table.

Places allocated for mentally ill people in NHS day hospitals: England on 31 December 1985
District health authorityNumber
Northern RHA1,069
Hartlepool0
North Tees0
South Tees160
East Cumbria33
South Cumbria9
West Cumbria40
Darlington0
Durham100
North West Durham0
South West Durham67
Northumberland199
Gateshead60
Newcastle284
North Tyneside
South Tyneside25
Sunderland92
Yorkshire RHA1,186
Hull60
East Yorkshire73
Grimsby45
Scunthorpe60
Northallerton
York60
Scarborough0
Harrogate65
Bradford147
Airedale112
Calderdale160
Huddersfield60
Dewsbury60
Leeds Western124
Leeds Eastern50
Wakefield80
Pontefract30

District health authority

Number

Trent RHA

1,700
North Derbyshire80
Southern Derbyshire85
Leicestershire357
North Lincolnshire30
South Lincolnshire100
Bassetlaw80
Central Nottinghamshire45
Nottingham420
Barnsley38
Doncaster210
Rotherham48
Sheffield207

East Anglian RHA

434
Cambridge117
Peterborough30
West Suffolk60
East Suffolk157
Norwich70
Great Yarmouth0
West Norfolk and Wisbech0
Huntingdon

North West Thames RHA

1,278
North Bedfordshire80
South Bedfordshire50
North Hertfordshire40
East Hertfordshire60
North West Hertfordshire61
South West Hertfordshire55
Barnet144
Harrow140
Hillingdon18
Hounslow and Spelthorne137
Ealing45
Brent41
Paddington and North Kensington200
Riverside207

North East Thames RHA

1,487
Basildon and Thurrock130
Mid Essex
North East Essex135
West Essex160
Southend136
Barking, Havering and Brentwood79
Hampstead139
Bloomsbury161
Islington50
City and Hackney47
Newham80
Tower Hamlets31
Enfield136
Haringey87
Redbridge6
Waltham Forest110

South East Thames RHA

1,051
Brighton121
Eastbourne30
Hastings25
South East Kent40
Canterbury and Thanet136
Dartford and Gravesham99
Maidstone24
Medway82
Tunbridge Wells16
Bexley54
Greenwich70
Bromley55
West Lambeth114
Camberwell105
Lewisham and North Southwark80

District health authority

Number

South West Thames RHA

1,279
North West Surrey192
West Surrey and North East Hampshire210
South West Surrey82
Mid Surrey84
East Surrey160
Chichester45
Mid Downs55
Worthing District30
Croydon156
Kingston and Esher20
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton45
Wandsworth100
Merton and Sutton100

Wessex RHA

1,031
East Dorset155
West Dorset163
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire260
Southampton and South West Hampshire160
Winchester85
Basingstoke and North Hampshire48
Salisbury57
Swindon0
Bath District38
Isle of Wight65

Oxford RHA

613
East Berkshire165
West Berkshire116
Aylesbury Vale50
Wycombe40
Milton Keynes18
Kettering122
Northampton72
Oxfordshire30

South Western RHA

1,048
Bristol and Weston105
Frenchay215
Southmead84
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly64
Exeter68
North Devon30
Plymouth120
Torbay0
Cheltenham and District
Gloucester226
Somerset136

West Midlands RHA

2,089
Bromsgrove and Redditch250
Herefordshire62
Kidderminster and District100
Worcester and District250
Shropshire177
Mid Staffordshire100
North Staffordshire60
South East Staffordshire155
Rugby
North Warwickshire0
South Warwickshire50
Central Birmingham49
East Birmingham
North Birmingham120
South Birmingham105
West Birmingham300
Coventry70
Dudley40
Sandwell
Solihull94

District health authority

Number

Walsall50
Wolverhampton57

Mersey RHA

876
Chester30
Crewe106
Halton0
Macclesfleld120
Warrington25
Liverpool Central Southern Sector90
Liverpool Eastern Sector50
St. Helens and Knowsley160
Southport and Formby30
South Sefton90
Wirral175

North Western RHA

2,601
Lancaster44
Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde285
Preston140
Blackburn, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley170
Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale129
West Lancashire130
Chorley & South Ribble:90
Bolton104
Bury80
North Manchester290
Central Manchester132
South Manchester220
Oldham142
Rochdale0
Salford125
Stockport100
Tameside & Glossop 156
Trafford20
Wigan244

Special RHA

145
Great Ormond Street10
Bethlem Royal & Maudsley135

Notes:

"0" denotes no day hospital facilities available for the mentally ill.

" — " denotes no mental illness hospital or unit in area of Authority.