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Hospitals And Wards (Closure)

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the hospitals or wards in England and Wales in respect of which he has received notice of (a) permanent closure or (b) temporary closure since 1 November 1987.

General information on hospitals approved for closure in 1987 is not yet available. Information on temporary closures is not held centrally. The following proposals for specific closures have been referred for ministerial decision since 1 November 1987. Only closures which have been opposed by the relevant community health councils are routinely referred to Ministers. I refer my hon. Friend to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales for information on hospitals in Wales.

West MidlandsWhitley Hospital, Coventry
North WesternDr. Kershaw's Hospital, Oldham
OxfordIver Cottage Hospital
North West ThamesTransfer of plastic surgery from West Middlesex Hospital to Charing Cross Hospital
YorkshireWharfedale General Hospital—Maternity Unit
South West ThamesSt. James Hospital, Balham—Accident and Emergency; Outpatients; Day Care Abortion Units



South East ThamesRationalisation of hospital services in Medway