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Hospitals (Resource Management)

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what is the criterion for selecting hospitals for inclusion in the resource management scheme;(2) whether the Normanton and Castleford district hospital in the Pontefract district health authority area can be included in the resource management scheme; and if he will make a statement;(3) if he will publish the rules and regulations governing hospitals being included in a resource management scheme.

The criteria for including a hospital in the resource management extension programme are set out in the Government's White Paper "Working for Patients".Since March 1989 a total of 14 of the larger acute hospitals in the Yorkshire regional health authority have been selected to join the programme. The Normanton and Castleford district hospital is not a large acute hospital and therefore does not meet the criteria for selection.