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Hospital Closures

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list the hospitals (a) approved for total closure and (b) approved for partial closure for each district health authority since April 1985;(2) if he will list the hospitals

(a) totally closed and (b) partially closed since April 1985 for each district health authority.

The hospitals approved for (a) complete closure and (b) partial closure between April 1985 and December 1986, the latest date for which statistics are currently available, are as listed. It should be noted that closure plans may be modified, delayed or even dropped after approval is obtained; our routinely collected statistics record approved and not actual closures.

Hospitals approved for complete closure April 1985 to December 1985

Health authority

Hospital

Date

Northern

NorthumberlandCastle HillsNovember 1985

Yorkshire

Leeds EasternMarguerite HeptonMay 1985
Leeds WesternGrassingtonMay 1985
YorkNaburnMay 1985
AiredaleWharfedale ChildrensSeptember 1985

North West Thames

South BedfordshirePrioryMay 1985

South East Thames

GreenwichDreadnought SeamansNovember 1985
BrightonSussex Throat and EarNovember 1985

South West Thames

North West SurreyRowley BristowOctober 1985
Richmond, Twickenham and RoehamptonWestmoor HouseJune 1985

Health authority

Hospital

Date

Wessex

Isle of WightLongfordApril 1985

South Western

GloucesterHorton RoadJune 1985
SouthmeadElizabeth Blackwell HouseDecember 1985

West Midlands

South WarwickshireMonroe Devis Maternity HomeJune 1985
Kidderminster and DistrictLeaNovember 1985
North WarwickColchester Holiday HomeSeptember 1985

Mersey

Southport and FormbySunnysideApril 1985

North Western

TraffordAshton on Mersey HospitalSeptember 1985

Special Health Authorities

National BromptonJuly 1985

Hospitals approved for complete closure in 1986

Health authority

Hospital

Date

Northern

GatesheadNormans RidingJanuary 1986
South West DurhamHolywood HallJanuary 1986
North TynesideMoor ParkMay 1986
NorthumberlandSilverton HouseAugust 1986

Yorkshire

East YorkshireNorthfield, DriffieldJuly 1986
WesterlandsNovember 1986
ScunthorpeWestfieldJuly 1986
ScarboroughSt. Thomas'January 1986
BradfordBradford ChildrensJuly 1986
WakefieldCountyJune 1986

Trent

North DerbyshireRidgewayApril 1986
DronfieldApril 1986
South DerbyshireRykneld HospitalJuly 1986
Queen MarySeptember 1986
Etwall HospitalOctober 1986

East Anglian

West Norfolk and WisbechSt. JamesClosed
September 1986

North West Thames

NW HensTenterden HouseNovember 1986
BarnetHendon DistrictApril 1986
Paddington and North KensingtonSt. Mary's Harrow RoadAugust 1986
RiversideBansteadSeptember 1986

North East Thames

NE EssexBrunswick HouseAgreed 1986
RedbridgeDagenham HospitalAgreed 1986
Tower HamletBethnal GreenMay 1986

South East Thames

Lewisham N and SNew Cross HospitalDecember 1986
BromleyLennardMay 1986
BeckenhamJune 1986
GreenwichSt. NicholasJanuary 1986

South West Thames

CroydonQueensMarch 1986
St. Mary'sMarch 1986

Wessex

WinchesterVictoriaOctober 1986
St. Johns HospitalOctober 1986
BathClaverton DownJanuary 1986
Greenways Maternity HospitalSeptember 1986
Portsmouth and South East HampshireKing GeorgesJanuary 1986

Health authority

Hospital

Date

South Western

Bristol and WestonEastern HouseDecember 1986
Cornwall and ScillyLoreto HouseDecember 1986

North Western

Chorley and South RibbleHeath CharnockFebruary 1986
Burnley Pendle and RossendaleMarsden HospitalSeptember 1986
North ManchesterDelaunays HospitalSeptember 1986

Hospitals approved for partial closure April 1985 to December 1985

Health Authority

Hospital

Dale

Northern

East CumbriaWorkington InfirmaryJune 1985

East Anglian

NorwichSt. AndrewsClosed November 1985

North West Thames

HarrowHarrowApril 1985
VictoriaWestminsterMay 1985

North East Thames

HaringeyNorth MiddlesexMay 1985

West Midlands

WalsallGeneral (Sister Dora)May 1985
St. MargaretsDecember 1985

South Western

FrenchayCrossham MemorialJul> 1985

Hospitals approved for partial closure in 1986

Health Authority

Hospital

Dale

Northern

North TeesNorth Tees GeneralMarch 1986

Yorkshire

East YorkshireAvenue Hospital, BridlingtonApril 1986
Ward 2, Castle HillEarly 1986
Bempton Lane, BridlingtonDecember 1986

Trent

Southern Derbyshire

Pasture:

The Grange Children's UnitApril 1986

Pasture:

Beech HouseJuly 1986
Masson WardJuly 1986
LeicestershireMarket Harborough and DistrictJune 1986
Rutland MemorialJune 1986
St. Mary, Melton MowbrayJune 1986
Ashby-de-la-Zouch and DistrictJune 1986

East Anglian

NorwichHalesClosed March 1986

North West Thames

RiversideSt. StephensMay 1986
Charing CrossNovember 1986

North East Thames

Basildon and ThurrockOrsett

South East Thames

Tunbridge WellsSevenoaks HospitalDecember 1986
LewishamLewisham Unit Children Obstetrics
BromleyBeckenham HospitalJune 1986

South West Thames

WandsworthSt. James HospitalSeptember 1986

Oxford

KetteringIsebrook PaediatricSeptember 1986

Health Authority

Hospital

Date

West Midlands

ShropshireCross Houses HospitalNovember 1986
Deermoss HospitalNovember 1986
LudlowNovember 1986