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Phipps Respiratory Unit

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to ensure the continued operation of the Phipps respiratory unit; and if he will make a statement thereon.

The future of the Phipps unit is currently under consideration by the Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham AHA(T) and the South East Thames RHA. I have asked the RHA to inform me as soon as possible of the conclusion that is reached. In the meantime, I take this opportunity to pay warm tribute to the valuable works being done by the unit's skilled and dedicated staff.