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Health Authorities (Ancillary Services)

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Offical Report details of the progress made by district health authorities in England in putting their ancillary services out to competitive tendering, including the savings made to the latest date available.

The position on 31 March 1985 is shown in the tables. We are aware of 66 contracts which have been let to private contractors and these will realise an estimated £104 million in annual savings. Fifty-five tenders have been secured by in-house organisations and these will produce estimated annual savings of £2·7 million.

DistrictsPercentage of service put out to tenderEstimated annual savings £
CateringDomesticLaundry
northern RHA
Hartlepoolnil3nil
North Teesnilnilnil
South Tees43nil40,000
East Cumbrianilnilnil
South Cumbrianilnil100
West Cumbrianil3nil
Darlingtonnilnilnil
Durhamnilnilnil
North West Durhamnilnilnil
South West Durhamnilnilnil
Newcastle54822119,000
North Tynesidenil681006,000
South Tynesidenilnilnil
Sunderlandnilnilnil
Northumberland11152936,000
Gatesheadnilnilnil
yorkshire RHA
Hullnilnilnil
East Yorkshirenilnilnil
Grimsbynil3nil
Scunthorpe61nilnil75,000
Northallertonnilnil100
Yorknil19nil156,000
Scarboroughnilnil10027,000
Harrogatenil14nil
Bradfordnil6nil
Airedalenilnilnil
Calderdale100nil100
Huddersfieldnilnilnil
Dewsburynilnil10064,000
Leeds Easternnilnilnil
Leeds Western1314nil30,000
Wakefieldnilnilnil
Pontefractnilnil10049,000
trent RHA
North Derbyshire3122nil
South Derbyshirenil4nil
Leicestershirenilnilnil
North Lincolnshire18nil
South Lincolnshire1817nil
Bassetlawnil8nil
Central Nottsnilnilnil
Nottingham58958,000
Barnsley1523nil
Doncaster613nil
Rotherhamnilnilnil
Sheffieldnilnil3230,000
east anglian RHA
Cambridge4158nil455,000
Peterboroughnil38nil115,000
Huntingdonnil96nil490,000
Great Yarmouth/Waverleynil64100179,000
West Norfolk/Wisbechnilnil10040,000
Norwichnil36nil647,000
West Suffolknil42nil30,000
East Suffolknil1510042,000
north west thames RHA
North Bedfordshirenilnil100
South Bedfordshire8734nil80,000
North Hertfordshirenil1nil

Districts

Percentage of service put out to tender

Estimated annual savings £

Catering

Domestic

Laundry

North West Hertfordshirenilnil10033,000
South West Hertfordshirenilnil nil
East Hertfordshirenilnilnil
Barnet29nilnil
Harrownilnil10015,000
Hillingdon3269nil105,000
Ealingnil60100
Hounslow/Spelthomenil14100254,000
Hammersmith/Fulhamnilnilnil
Paddington & North Kensington4913100245,000
Victorianil5949950,000
Brentnilnilnil
North East Thames RHA
Barkingnilnil100
Basildonnilnil100
Bloomsburynilnilnil
City & Hackneynilnilnil
Enfieldnilnilnil
Hampsteadnilnilnil
Haringeynilnilnil
Islingtonnilnilnil
Mid Essexnil43100404,000
Newhamnil2nil
Redbridgenil45nil323,000
Tower Hamletsnil3nil
Waltham Forestnil7nil
West Essexnil2210046,000
Southendnilnil100165,000
North East Essex1110nil82,000
South East Thames RHA
Bexleynil7nil
Brighton7nilnil
Bromley53100nil1,040,000
Camberwellnilnil10056,000
Canterbury/Thanetnil100nil
Dartford/Graveshamnilnilnil
Eastbourne371nil
Greenwichnilnilnil
Hastingsnilnilnil
Lewisham/North Southwarknilnilnil
Maidstone7177100441,000
Medwaynil83nil188,000
South East Kent5219nil
Tunbridge Wellsnil26nil
West Lambeth13nil100
South West Thames RHA
North West Surreynil3110050,000
West Surrey/North East Hants6nil9432,000
East Surreynil5336590,000
Mid Surrey30nil3055,000
South West Surrey1517nil240,000
Mid Downsnil31nil140,000
Chichesternil59nil329,000
Worthing5349nil
Kingston/Esher8nil79193,000
Croydonnilnil6254,000
Richmond/Twickenham/
Roehampton151993252,000
Wandsworthnil26nil
Merton/Sutton155326778,000
Wessex RHA
East Dorset284100
West Dorset2nilnil
Portsmouthnilnilnil
Southamptonnil81745,000
Winchester86100
Basingstokenilnilnil
Salisburynilnilnil
Swindonnilnilnil
Bathnil100nil

Districts

Percentage of service put out to tender

Estimated annual savings £

Catering

Domestic

Laundry

sss
Isle of Wightnilnilnil
Oxford RHA
East Berkshirenil7nil61,000
West Berkshirenil3nil45,000
Alyesbury Vale nil54nil360,000
Milton Keynesnil51nil59,000
Wycombenilnilnil
Ketteringnil22nil
Northampton1nilnil
Oxfordnil36nil410,000
South Western RHA
Cheltenhamnilnil10031,000
Gloucesternilnil10053,000
Frenchay245nil76,000
Bristol/Westonnilnilnil
Southmead4510051,000
Somerset4236100304.000
Exeternilnilnil
North Devonnil10010011,000
Torbay33nilnil8,000
Plymouthnilnil10060,000
Cornwall/Isle of Scillynil1246211,000
West Midlands RHA
Mid Staffordshire7nilnil9,000
South Warwickshirenil15nil84,000
Kidderminsternilnilnil
Shropshirenilnilnil
North Staffordshirenilnilnil
Coventrynil1nil
Bromsgrove &
Redditchnilnilnil
Herefordshirenil1nil
Rugbynilnil100
North Warwickshirenil310070,000
Solihull37nilnil30,000
Wolverhamptonnilnilnil
Walsall8nilnil
North Birminghamnilnilnil
Dudleynilnilnil
Sandwellnilnilnil
East Birminghamnil27nil154,000
Central Birmingham22nil
South Birminghamnilnilnil
South East Staffordshirenil22nil74,000
Worcesternil12nil21,000
West Birminghamnilnilnil
Mersey RHA
Southport/Formbynil6nil
South Seftonnilnilnil
St. Helens/Knowsleynilnilnil
Wirral36nilnil
Liverpoolnilnilnil
Macclesfieldnil31nil
Malton1819nil46,000
Warringtonnil38nil231,000
Chesternil12nil61,000
Crewenil23nil85,000
North Western RHA
North Manchesternilnilnil
Central Manchesternilnilnil
Wigannilnilnil
Stockport39nilnil
Tameside/Glossop28nilnil
Boltonnilnilnil
Bury1813nil
Chorley/South Ribblenilnilnil
Prestonnilnilnil
Lancasternilnilnil
Blackpoolnilnilnil

Districts

Percentage of service put out to tender

Estimated annual savings £

Catering

Domestic

Laundry

Burnleynilnilnil
South Manchesternilnilnil
Traffordnil9nil
Oldhamnilnilnil

Districts

Percentage of service put out to tender

Estimated annual savings £

Catering

Domestic

Laundry

Salfordnilnilnil
West Lancashirenilnilnil
Blackburnnilnilnil
Rochdalenil2nil