HC Deb 29 November 1961 vol 650 cc71-2W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health if he will enumerate the special units in each hospital region for the care and treatment of psychotic and severely maladjusted children, other than subnormal and severely subnormal children; and what is the number of staffed beds in each.

Mr. Powell

The information is as follows:

Hospital Region Unit Staffed Beds
Newcastle St. Luke's Hospital, Middlesbrough 12
Sheffield Mapperley Hospital, Nottingham 22
North West Metropolitan High Wick, Tyttenhanger 18
North East Metropolitan Whipps Cross Hospital 12
South East Metropolitan Maudsley Hospital 24
South West Metropolitan Belmont Hospital 12
Oxford Park Hospital for Children 30
*West Stowell House, Oare 36
*Smith Hospital, Henley 46
South Western Merrifield, Tone Vale Hospital 36
Wales Gwynfa 3
Birmingham South Warwickshire Hospital 6
Manchester Booth Hall Hospital 9
Wessex St. James' Hospital 30


1. The units shown are primarily for children up to age 12, but some admit older children.

2. Some of the children admitted to the units shown with an asterisk are mentally subnormal or severely subnormal.

3. The unit at Gwynfa is a new one which will ultimately have 24 beds.