§ Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Minister of Health if he will enumerate the special units in each hospital region for the care and treatment of psychotic and severely maladjusted children, other than subnormal and severely subnormal children; and what is the number of staffed beds in each.72W
§ Mr. Powell
The information is as follows:
SPECIAL HOSPITAL UNITS FOR PSYCHOTIC AND MALADJUSTED CHILDREN Hospital Region Unit Staffed Beds Newcastle St. Luke's Hospital, Middlesbrough 12 Sheffield Mapperley Hospital, Nottingham 22 North West Metropolitan High Wick, Tyttenhanger 18 North East Metropolitan Whipps Cross Hospital 12 South East Metropolitan Maudsley Hospital 24 South West Metropolitan Belmont Hospital 12 Oxford Park Hospital for Children 30 *West Stowell House, Oare 36 *Smith Hospital, Henley 46 South Western Merrifield, Tone Vale Hospital 36 Wales Gwynfa 3 Birmingham South Warwickshire Hospital 6 Manchester Booth Hall Hospital 9 Wessex St. James' Hospital 30
1. The units shown are primarily for children up to age 12, but some admit older children.
2. Some of the children admitted to the units shown with an asterisk are mentally subnormal or severely subnormal.
3. The unit at Gwynfa is a new one which will ultimately have 24 beds.