§ 31. Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many medium security units exist in the Trent Regional Health Authority area for the mentally sick and mentally handicapped persons, respectively; how many places there are in each unit; and how many new units are to be built within the next three years.
§ Mr. Moyle
There are no medium secure units in the Trent Region at present. The regional health authority plans to start building next year a medium secure unit of 60 places for the mentally ill at the Towers Hospital, Leicester. A unit of up to 45 places is also planned for Balderton Hospital, Newark, to cater mainly for mildly mentally handicapped patients who are also suffering from mental illness and require to be treated in secure accommodation.