High Security Mental Hospitals

Health written question – answered on 16th February 2006.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have escaped from high security mental hospitals in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

No patients have escaped from within the secure area of the high security hospitals in the last five years. During the same period, five patients absconded while on leave of absence. All five patients were returned to their hospitals within a short period of time without any offences being committed.

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Posted on 24 Feb 2006 6:58 pm (Report this annotation)

how many have died whilst in a high security setting?