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Soho Hospital For Women

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 18 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans there are for the closure of the Soho hospital for women.

Bloomsbury health authority's document "Towards a Strategy" proposes the closure of the Hospital for Women, Soho square, by 31 March 1989 as part of its long-term plans to centralise inpatient gynaecological services at University College hospital. If

Table (a)
Speech Therapists
Part-time staff by grade and sex as at 30 September 1983*England
Part-time numberWhole-time equivalent†
GradeTotalMaleFemaleTotalMaleFemale
District Senior Chief2211
District Chief I1111
District Chief II2211
Chief III121299
Chief IV60603434

the authority decides to proceed with this proposal it must be subject to the usual consultation procedures and, if the closure is opposed by the Community Health Council, it will be referred to Ministers for a final decision. I understand that at its May meeting the health authority agreed to close two wards at the hospital in early June on a temporary basis pending consultation on their permanent closure.