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Health: Rampton Hospital

Volume 692: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many hours per day of recreation or other activity are provided to women in Rampton Hospital; and of what is this recreation comprised. [HL4029]

The individual patient activity and clinical treatment timetables for patients vary according to their needs, interests and risk assessment, but there is an expectation that a minimum of 25 structured activity hours is provided for each patient, each week.

Each ward has an activity programme that operates on a daily basis and has been developed in conjunction with the patients. The patients have access, subject to risk assessment and safe management, to a resource centre within the service's secure perimeter.

This includes activities which support rehabilitation and provide life skills, such as information technology, education, cooking, social groups, personal care, gym and ecumenical room, and respond to therapeutic needs, such as specific individual and group treatment groups, music groups and therapy and art or graphics. Some patients also attend sessions in other parts of the hospital.