HC Deb 18 December 1975 vol 902 c763W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the new adolescent unit at Prestwich Hospital is yet open; and whether a consultant has now been appointed.

Dr. Owen

The situation is still as stated in my reply to my hon. Friend on 6th November—[Vol. 899, c. 255–6]—I understand that the Salford Area Health Authority (Teaching) has suspended its attempt to recruit a consultant child psychiatrist and is using the Prestwich adolescent unit temporarily as an admission's unit. The situation is being kept under review.