Mental Health: Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 12th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (NHS Reform) 2:51 pm, 12th March 2007

My Lords, the health service clearly has to take tough decisions this year to ensure that it gets back into balance, and I am sure that that is the right approach. Local primary care trusts have to make difficult decisions and ensure that the decisions they make will have the least effect possible on the kind of people whom the noble Baroness mentioned, who need the services. As I said, we do not have evidence that mental health services have been unduly affected. Indeed, we have seen a big expansion in those services in the past few years.


Posted on 20 Mar 2007 2:44 pm (Report this annotation)

when trusts open up crisis home treatment centres then end up using them to house their mental health teams and use the rooms to see patients on the paper-work it still says that they have an open cht centre this is a totally false picture but keeps their green traffic lights looking good
maybe you could find out how many people have actually used the "beds" at the springs cht centre in tunbridge wells since its opening in october 2003