575. Hospital and specialist services.

575.     Hospital and specialist services.

Except for hospitals providing high security psychiatric services1, hospitals and specialist services for the treatment of mental disorder are administered on behalf of the appropriate national authority2, subject to its directions and to regulations, by health authorities, strategic health authorities3, special health authorities4, primary care trusts5 and local health boards6 and by NHS foundation trusts7. The Welsh Ministers have similar powers in relation to Wales and may arrange for assistance by voluntary organisations, primary care trusts, special health authorities and local health