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Hospital Closures

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list all those hospitals in England for which closure proposals have been referred to him for decision following local consultation procedures, during the past four years; and if he will indicate for each one whether closure was approved, refused or whether a decision is still pending.

[holding answer 10 December 1987]: The table lists the information available about hospitals in

District/Special health authorityHealth BuildingClosureProposal referred to Secretary of State
MaidstonePreston Hall HospitalPCJanuary 1983
Postgraduate Board ofHospital for Sick Children, TadworthPCMarch 1983
GovernorsCourt, Surrey
WirralCleaver HospitalTCJune 1983
BrentLeamington Park HospitalTCAugust 1983
FrenchayWendover Maternity HospitalTCAugust 1983
CamberwellSt. Giles' HospitalTCAugust 1983
BarnetWest Hendon HospitalTCSeptember 1983
HaringeyPrince of Wales HospitalTCNovember 1983
WandsworthSouth London Hospital for WomenTCNovember 1983
Queen Charlotte's BGConvalescent Home, St. Leonard's-on-SeaTCNovember 1983
NorwichHome Place Convalescent HomeTCDecember 1983
NorwichLongacre Maternity HomeTCDecember 1983
Hounslow and SpelthorneSt. John's HospitalTCDecember 1983
Hammersmith SHACommunity Health Centre, The Curve, WestwayN/AJanuary 1984
Milton KeynesWestbury Maternity HomeTCJanuary 1984
WiganAshton HospitalTCFebruary 1984
LiverpoolNewsham General HospitalTCMarch 1984
LiverpoolPrinces Park HospitalTCMarch 1984
Tower HamletsMildmay Mission HospitalTCMarch 1984
WakefieldSnapethorpe HospitalTCMarch 1984
WakefieldPinderfields General HospitalPCMarch 1984
BradfordThornton ViewTCApril 1984
BradfordShipleyTCApril 1984
BrentWembley HospitalTCMay 1984
Waltham ForestLugano Nursing HomeTCMay 1984
Waltham ForestHarts HospitalTCMay 1984
Paddington and North KensingtonChepstow LodgeTCJune 1984
Hammersmith and FulhamWest London HospitalPCJune 1984
City and HackneyThe MothersTCJune 1984
City and HackneyThe GermanTCJune 1984
City and HackneySt. Matthew'sTCJune 1984
Worcester and DistrictSt. Wulstan's HospitalTCJune 1984
ChesterEllesmere PortPCJune 1984
BrentCentral Middlesex HospitalPCJuly 1984
SalisburyWestminster Memorial HospitalPCJuly 1984
Hammersmith and FulhamCharing Cross HospitalPCAugust 1984
NewhamSt. Andrew's HospitalPCOctober 1984
East YorkshireWoodgates Maternity HomeTCNovember 1984
LiverpoolHeswall HospitalTCNovember 1984
BuryAinsworth HospitalTCNovember 1984
East HertfordshireHertford County HospitalPCDecember 1984
LiverpoolSir Alfred Jones MemorialPCJanuary 1985
LiverpoolNewsham HospitalPCJanuary 1985
GatesheadWhickham Cottage HospitalTCFebruary 1985
North BedfordshirePark HospitalTCFebruary 1985
Mid-DownsHorsham HospitalPCFebruary 1985
South West SurreyHaslemere and District HospitalPCFebruary 1985
PrestonFullwood Continuation HospitalTCMarch 1985
Leeds EasternMarguerite Hepton HospitalTCMay 1985
Leeds WesternGrassington HospitalTCMay 1985
VictoriaWestminsterPCMay 1985
South WarwickshireMonroe Devis Maternity HomeTCJune 1985
National Heart andBrompton Hospital, FrimleyTCJuly 1985
Chest Hospitals
North WarwickshireColchester Holiday HomeTCSeptember 1985
SalfordSalford Royal HospitalPCSeptember 1985
AiredaleWharfedale Children's HospitalTCSeptember 1985
GreenwichDreadnaught Seaman's HospitalTCNovember 1985
GreenwichSt. NicholasTCJanuary 1986
GatesheadNorman's Riding HospitalTCJanuary 1986
South West DurhamHolywood HallTCJanuary 1986

England for the four years up to December 1986, the la test date for which information is currently held. Partial as well as total closures are listed.

District/Special health authority

Health Building


Proposal referred to Secretary of State



North TynesideMoor ParkTCMay 1986
Waltham ForestForest HospitalTCJuly 1986
NorthumberlandSilverton HouseTCAugust 1986
Paddington and North KensingtonSt. Mary's (Harrow Road)TCAugust 1986
WandsworthSt. James' HospitalPCSeptember 1986
Lewisham and North SouthwarkNew Cross HospitalTCDecember 1986
ShropshireOswestry and District HospitalPCDecision outstanding

TC = Total Closure

PC = Partial Closure

N/A = Not applicable—no beds involved.