§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many establishments for the confused elderly there are in the Northern health and social services board area; and how many places there are in each such establishment;
(2) how many establishments for the confused elderly there are in the area covered by the Antrim, North constituency; and how many places are provided in each;
(3) how many beds in hospitals in the Northern health and social services board area are allocated to the elderly 619W confused for short periods to enable their relatives who normally are caring for them to have a short break; and how many such beds there are in hospitals in the area covered by the Antrim, North constituency.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Accommodation for the mentally confused elderly in Northern Ireland, including short-stay facilities, is provided both in residential homes and psychiatric hospitals. The number of residential homes and places in the Northern health and social services board, by unit of management, is as follows. The number of hospital beds or short-stay places is not readily available. Records are not maintained for parliamentary constituencies.
Northern Health and Social Services Board Unit of management Number of homes Number of places Antrim/Ballymena 1 31 Newtownabbey 1 40 Larne/Carrickfergus — — Magherafelt/Cookstown — — Coleraine/Ballymoney/Moyle — — TOTAL 2 71