Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre

Home Office written question – answered on 25th June 2015.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of detainees sent to Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre were assessed by a nurse upon arrival in the last 12 months.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The operating standards for immigration removal centres requires that all detainees are medically screened, to include an assessment for risk of self-harm/suicidal behaviour, within two hours of admission. Performance is reported on a monthly basis by the service provider. The on-site Home Office team also has the opportunity to view the induction records for individual detainees.

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons conducted an inspection of Tinsley House between 1-12 December 2014 and found that all detainees were interviewed by a member of the health care team on reception and information was shared sensitively between escort and centre staff.

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