Can Political Miracles Happen ?
According to Hansard below, the soon to be (?) Ghost of Gordon Brown has been approached regarding Main House the emotionally severe Tier 4 mental health Borderline Personality Disorder Unit in Birmingham UK and its possibility of resurrection.
It closed in February this year after three patients attempted suicide halfway through a public consultation about its future . Once part of a nationally commissioned service - its funding from other parts of the mental health NHS services in the UK have dried up since further afield they have been developing their own local services as per new ideas of localising Personality Disorder services to address a greater need than was previously aided .
Dr Lynne Jones has asked questions now about Main House . The word in Birmingham according to our staffy contacts (yes we have some 20 moles) is a new smaller Tier 4 services is likely to be commissioned but a more community inclusive service for all tiers 1 -4 is being developed . Gordon is looking into things too ... Oh yeah....
From Hansard Parliamentary Proceedings 24 Mar 2010 : Column 246
Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak) (Lab): Main House in Birmingham has been providing a much valued residential therapeutic service for people with a personality disorder since being nationally commissioned more than 10 years ago. That service has just closed because when national commissioning ended, Ministers' intentions that commissioning should be picked up regionally were not undertaken by the strategic health authority. Will the Prime Minister look into what went wrong, with a view to reopening the service as soon as possible?