HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 cc19-20W
Sir Timothy Sainsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the number of patients now being treated under hospital-at-home schemes annually. [12697]

Mr. Bowis

Information concerning hospital-at-home schemes is not collected centrally, however health authorities and national health service trusts are continuing to show interest in such developments. Recent initiatives include the expansion of the Peterborough hospital-at-home scheme to include paediatric services and the introduction of a new hospital-at-home scheme funded by East Sussex district health authority and established by collaboration between the South Downs Health and Brighton Healthcare NHS trusts. Further

(3) how many of the patients currently in medium secure provision in each of the private psychiatric hospitals live within their health authority catchment area; and how many come from homes outside the area. [12298]

Mr. Bowis

The tables show the number of purpose-built medium secure places in each region. Since 31 March 1995 a further 160 places have opened. There are also about 450 places nationally in interim secure psychiatric units, many of which are of medium secure standard. The other information requested is not available centrally.

information is available from the chairman of the North West Anglia Health Commission and the chairman of the South Downs Health NHS Trust respectively.