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Medical Services: Prisoners

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of prisoners admitted to hospital for treatment in the last year; and how many of these were placed in single rooms in hospital. (165705)

The information requested is not held centrally.

A 2005-06 audit of health care escorts and bedwatches activity in all prison establishments in England and Wales identified the following activity1:

1 Source:

A Twelve Month Study of Prison Healthcare Escorts and Bedwatches, Department of Health, 2006.

Escorts and Bedwatches Activity (18 April 2005 to 21 April 2006)


Escorts and unaccompanied hospital visits




Total episodes


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