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Mental Health Services

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what decisions were made on the future of mental health services in the Lancaster and Morecambe area in the last 12 months. (117511)

A consultation undertaken by seven primary care trusts across Lancashire and Lancashire Care National Health Service Trust supported plans to reconfigure mental health services across Lancashire. This includes the provision of more services to local communities to support care at home or as near to home as possible, the building of three new mental health hospital units, and the closure of the existing mental health hospitals once the new ones were fully operational. The plans are currently being considered by the local authority overview and scrutiny committee.