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Brook General Hospital

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when, and by whom, a final decision will be taken about the possible removal from the Brook General Hospital of the regional units for cardiology, neurology, cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery.

The feasibility and likely cost of relocating these specialities are still being discussed. No decision to implement the proposals will be taken until there has been further discussion between the regional health authority and the

Hospital and the Brook General Hospital at the most recent convenient date; and if he will compare this figures with the same date in the five previous years.

Waiting list figures for surgical specialties at 31st December each year:of the hospitals in the Greenwich Health District.

Latest available figures are for 1975:Greenwich and Bexley Area Health Authority, and public consultation. The position with regard to a final decision remains as stated in my right hon. Friend's reply to my hon. Friend on 12th July 1976.—[Vol 915, c.