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The Private and Voluntary Health Care (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

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Amendment to the Private and Voluntary Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2002(1)

“24(1A).—(1) The registered person shall ensure that—

(a)an independent hospital, providing treatment and nursing for patients with a learning disability, whose treatment and nursing is anticipated to extend beyond a 12-month period, and for whom overnight accommodation is provided must not exceed 10 beds, and where reasonably practicable, provided in two or more units.

(b)an independent hospital, providing treatment and nursing for patients with a mental illness (including those in low and medium secure accommodation) and also for patients with a learning disability, whose treatment and nursing is anticipated to extend beyond a 12-month period, and for whom overnight accommodation is provided, must not exceed 15 beds, and where reasonably practicable, provided in two or more units.

(c)no other independent hospital shall be located in close proximity to an independent hospital of the type mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) or (b) in such a way as it might be considered a multiple of the original independent hospital, and therefore might affect the rationale and purpose of restrictions on the number of patients in independent hospitals as provided in this regulation.

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