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Health Services: Merseyside

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health by (1) what means his Department provides access to (a) detoxification services and (b) primary health care for homeless people in Merseyside. (251453)

(2) what assessment he has made of the availability of detoxification services for homeless people in Merseyside.

It is the responsibility of primary care trusts (PCT) to plan, develop and improve local health services according to the health needs of their local populations.

The provision of detoxification services in Merseyside is therefore the responsibility of the local PCTs, working in partnership with relevant agencies and stakeholders.

Details of these services can be obtained from the PCTs and Drug and Alcohol Action Teams direct.