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Hospital Closures

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why he did not include St. John's hospital, Lewisham, and St. Olave's hospital, Bermondsey, in his written answer to the hon. Member for Derby, North (Mr. Whitehead), Official Report 23 January, column 266; and whether any other hospitals were omitted from the list.

St. John's hospital, Lewisham, and St. Olave's hospital, Bermondsey, were not included because they are only temporary closures. As I have explained in previous answers—[Vol. 977, c. 614–18]—the Department does not maintain central records of such closures. So far as I am aware no proposals for permanent closure or change of use of hospitals were omitted from the list.