Dr Dan paid another visit to the Woodlands mental health unit, based on the Ipswich Hospital site. The unit treats adults of all ages experiencing acute mental health issues who are unable to receive an appropriate level of care in the community. Dr Dan met with the hard-working staff members and was taken on a tour of the unit where he was also able to speak to patients about their experiences of the ward.
As an NHS doctor who continues to practice medicine in an unpaid capacity, Dr Dan recognises the unique challenges presented by caring for and treating those with mental illness and was impressed with the dedication of the NHS teams working hard to ensure that the patients at Woodlands receive the very best possible care.
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (19 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.
Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...