§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many geriatric day centres are currently in use in the Wessex Hospital Region and where are their locations;
(2) what plans he has for increasing the number of geriatric day centres in the Wessex Hospital Region; and where their locations will be.
§ Mr. Alison
There are at present three day hospitals for geriatric patients in the Wessex region, at St. Mary's Hospital (Portsmouth), Moorgreen Hospital (Southampton) and Christchurch Hospital. The regional hospital board plans to provide by the end of 1975–76 seven additional units at Gosport, Winchester, Alton, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Dorchester and Newport (Isle of Wight).