§ Sir David Price
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are his plans for the future of the Wessex594W region's adolescent psychiatric unit at Leigh house, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh; and if he will take steps to ensure that this unit is not closed until alternative facilities are established and running.
§ Mrs. Currie
The Wessex regional health authority is responsible for planning services for disturbed adolescents within the region. It is currently discussing future provision with its district health authorities and with directors of social services in Wessex, with a view to providing an improved and more easily accessible service on sites other than that at Leigh house. We have been assured by Wessex regional health authority that funds will continue to be provided to run Leigh house until alternative facilities are established and running.