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Special Hospital Patients

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire of 16 February, Official Report, columns 555–56, he will list in the Official Report the length of time each of the patients listed has been waiting for transfer, in numbers of months.

Hospital

Number of patients awaiting a vacancy in an identified hospital

Length of wait in months (as at 4 January 1988)

1

Number of patients awaiting a vacancy in local authority accommodation

Length of wait in months (as at 4 January 1988)

2

Broadmoor11
12
13
34
17
19
110
112
Moss Side3214
13
Park Lane3112
1413
11016
19
Rampton3112
1213
24
16
36
37
19
110
112
120

1 In the case of patients subject to restrictions under the Mental Health Act, the length of wait is calculated from the date on which the Home Secretary's consent to transfer was obtained. For unrestricted patients, the calculation is from the date on which a placement was agreed between the special hospital and the receiving hospital.

2 The length of wait is calculated from the date on which the Mental Health Review Tribunal ordered the patient's discharge.