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Cardiac Services

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 5 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department has sought to obtain cardiac services for National Health Service patients in Gwynedd or Clwyd by purchasing such services from private practitioners in England; and if he will make a statement on his policy on this matter.

My Department is presently exploring with the appropriate district health authorities a range of options to secure early improvement in cardiac services to patients in north Wales, including the provision of the service by private sector hospitals. No decision has yet been made.