CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

MENTAL HEALTH – MIXED-SEX WARDS – 28 April 1998

Dr Julian Lewis: Will the survey of user experience include women raped on mixed wards in acute psychiatric units? Will the Minister explain why new units with mixed wards are still being built in London, despite the opposition of a range of mental health charities? Is it not disgraceful that last Friday the Government again blocked the Mental Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [Lords], which would prevent users unfortunate enough to go into an acute psychiatric unit from having such horrifying experiences?