HC Deb 02 December 1987 vol 123 cc594-5W
Mr. Irving

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the regional medium and interim secure units in England and Wales and indicate how many people, broken down into those awaiting transfer from special hospitals and those from other sources, are awaiting transfer to each unit; and if he will give the figures, where possible, for the last three years, together with an indication of the current average waiting time for transfer into each unit.

Mrs. Currie

The information held centrally regarding people awaiting transfer to permanent and declared interim secure units is in respect of special hospital patients only. Information is not available for the last three years, as historical data are not retained. The current position is provided in the table. Any question of the number of prisoners awaiting transfer to National Health Service secure units is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and the provision of health service facilities in Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

Region and Unit [P-permanent I-interim] Number of special hospital patients awaiting transfer to unit1 Length of wait
Up to 3 months 3 to6 months 6 lo 9 months 9 to 12 months 12 to 18 months
Hutton Unit, St. Lukes Hospital (P) 1 1
Newton Lodge, Fieldhead Hospital (P) 1 1
Broadgate Hospital (I)
Clifton Hospital
Storthes Hall Hospital (I)
High Royds Hospital (I)
Stanley Royal Hospital
Arnold Lodge, Towers Hospital (P) 1 1
East Anglian
Norvic Clinic, St. Andrews Hospital (P)
North West Thames
Three Bridges Unit, St. Bernards Hospital (P) 3 1 1 1
North East Thames
Runwell Hospital Southend (P)
Friern Hospital, New Southgate (I)
South East Thames
Denis Hill Unit, Bethlem Royal Hospital (P) 3 1 1 l
Cane Hill Unit Coulsdon (P)
Bracton Clinic, Bexley (P)
Trevor Gibbons Clinic, Maidstone (P)
Ashenhill Clinic, Hellingly (P)
Ravenswood House, Knowle Hospital (P)
Sycamores Unit, Borocourt Hospital (P) 1 1
South Western
Butler Clinic, Langdon Hospital (P)
Fromeside Clinic, Glenside Hospital (P) [Clinic scheduled to open summer 1988] 1 1
Secure Unit Glenside Hospital (I)
West Midlands
Reaside Clinic, Rubery Hill Hospital (P) 2 2
Coleshill Hall Hospital (I)
Scott Clinic Rainhill Hospital (P)
North Western
Gardiner Unit (Adolescent), Prestwich Hospital (P)
Edenfield Centre (Adult), Prestwich Hospital (P)
Langdale Unit, Whittingham Hospital (I)
1 Figures relate to special hospital patients waiting to move to permanent or declared interim secure units either on trial leave or permanent transfer, for whom a place has been offered and, in the case of restricted patients, the Home Secretary's consent to the move has been given.

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