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Ward Closures (Bromley)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received on the subject of proposed ward closures in the Bromley area; and if he will make a statement.

I have received representations about the closure of beds in Bromley from the hon. Members for Croydon, Central (Mr. Moore), Orpington (Mr. Stanbrook) and Woolwich, West (Mr. Bottomley) and 21 members of the public. Bromley area health authority is over-provided with acute beds under current planning guidelines and is proposing to reduce the number with the aim of enabling it to keep within its cash limits and to provide the authority with a securer basis for developing other services, particularly those for the elderly, mentally ill, mentally handicapped, and children.