HC Deb 15 May 1985 vol 79 cc140-1W
21. Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many detoxification units there are; where they are situated; and if they admit only those suffering from alcohol addiction.

Mr. John MacKay

If the hon. Member is referring to the establishment of designated places as provided for under section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980, the only designated place currently in operation is Albyn house, Aberdeen.

All consultant psychiatrists at psychiatric hospitals and general hospitals with psychiatric units may use the beds at their disposal to provide treatment, which would involve detoxification, for patients addicted to alcohol. There are, moreover, special alcohol units with facilities for inpatient treatment at the following hospitals:

  • Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries
  • Royal Edinburgh Hospital
  • Dykebar Hospital, Paisley
  • Argyll and Bute Hospital, Lochgilphead
  • Ravenscraig Hospital, Greenock
  • Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow
  • Monklands District General Hospital, Airdrie
  • Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
  • Hartwood Hospital, Shotts
  • Sunnyside Royal Hospital, Montrose
  • Bellsdyke Hospital, Larbert