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Mental Hospitals

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the mental hospitals which are scheduled to (a) open and (b) close in each health region in England and Wales in each of the next seven years.

The table lists those mental illness hospitals which have, or have had, over 200 beds and which the regional health authorities in England have indicated they plan to close by about 1995, subject to the results of the public consultation which has yet to take place, or is now under way, and to the provision of appropriate alternative accommodation and services.We have no comprehensive information available on those mental illness hospitals or units which are scheduled to open by 1995.Details relating to hospitals in Wales are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

Mental illness hospitals which have, or have had, over 200 beds which regional health authorities have indicated they plan to close, subject to consultation and to suitable alternative provision being made, by about 1995.

Region and hospital:


  • Broadgate Hospital, Beverley
  • Storthes Hall Hospital, Huddersfield
  • Clifton Hospital, York
  • Scalebor Park Hospital, Ilkley
  • Highroyds Hospital, Ilkley
  • Stanley Royd Hospital, Wakefield


  • Pastures Hospital, near Derby
  • Carlton Hayes Hospital, Narborough
  • St. John's Hospital, Lincoln
  • Rauceby Hospital, Sleaford
  • Saxondale Hospital, Nottingham
  • Mapperley Hospital, Nottingham
  • Middlewood Hospital, Sheffield

East Anglian

  • St. Audry's Hospital, Woodridge
  • St. Nicholas Hospital, Great Yarmouth
  • Hellesden Hospital, Norwich
  • or
  • St. Andrew's Hospital, Norwich

North West Thames

  • Hill End Hospital, St. Albans

North East Thames

  • Friern Hospital, New Southgate
  • Clayhury Hospital, Woodford Bridge

South East Thames

  • Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon
  • Tooting Bee Hospital, Tooting Bec
  • Hellingly Hospital, Hailsham

South West Thames

  • Long Grove Hospital, Epsom
  • Brookwood Hospital, Brookwood


  • Knowle Hospital, Farcham
  • Whitecroft Hospital, Isle of Wight
  • Herrison Hospital, West Dorset
  • St. James Hospital, Portsmouth (with some residual provision expected to remain on site)
  • Old Manor Hospital, Salisbury (with some residual provision expected to remain on site)


  • St. John's Hospital, Aylesbury
  • St. Crispin's Hospital, Northampton

South Western

  • Mendip Hospital, Wells
  • Moorhaven Hospital, Ivybridge.

West Midlands

  • Powick Hospital, Worcester


  • Rainhill Hospital, Prescot (with some provision remaining on site)

North Western

  • Prestwich Hospital, Salford (with some MI Regional Specialities remaining on site)