HEALTH – WOODHAVEN HOSPITAL – 18 October 2011

Dr Julian Lewis: The news that the Woodhaven hospital in my constituency is threatened with closure only eight years after it was opened as a state-of-the-art mental health facility is causing great concern. Will my right hon. Friend endeavour to look into what is proposed for the closure of acute in-patient beds because the “hospital at home” alternative is simply not good enough?

[The Minister of State, Department of Health (Paul Burstow): I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman's question and I would certainly be happy to look further into the matter and write to him accordingly.]