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Mental Health

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to advise Gloucestershire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee of her decision on the referral of service delivery in Gloucestershire with regard to mental health; and if she will make a statement. (114792)

Gloucestershire Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) wrote to the Secretary of State on 20 November referring the decision by Gloucestershire Partnership National Health Service Trust to centralise older people’s mental health in-patient services at Charlton Lane, Cheltenham.

The Department is currently considering the information relevant to the case and a reply will be sent to the OSC in due course.