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Mental Health Services

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to restructure acute mental health beds within the Eastern Health and Social Services Board area. (119310)

The Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability recommended that acute in-patient services should be provided as part of an integrated model of crisis services with locally accessible units, utilising where possible the facilities of general hospitals. The Eastern Health and Social Services Board is in the process of finalising plans to restructure acute mental health beds in the Eastern Board area. These plans will be subject to full public consultation.