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Kidderminster Hospital

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 26 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what medical services are provided at Kidderminster hospital. [17177]

The following medical services are currently provided at Kidderminster General Hospital:

  • Accident and Emergency Services
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Anaesthetics/Pain Relief
  • Gynaecology
  • Orthodontics (Outpatients only)
  • ENT
  • General Medicine
  • Haematology
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Chest Medicine
  • Cardiology (Outpatients only)
  • Neurology (Outpatients only)
  • Geriatrics
  • Paediatrics (except in-patient medical)
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiotherapy (Outpatients only)
  • Obstetrics (Midwifery led)
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Audiology


Finance Department, Kidderminster General Hospital.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact of the closure of the accident and emergency unit at Kidderminster upon the population of North Worcestershire and South Shropshire. [17180]

The strategic review of services in Worcestershire is considering a number of options.Decisions about the future of accident and emergency services will reflect carefully researched evidence on staffing issues and the effect they will have on clinical effectiveness and safety at each site. The evidence is currently being collated and tested and will be made available as part of the public consultation process which will commence in December.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital has been expended on Kidderminster hospital in each of the past 10 years. [17179]

The information requested is not collected centrally, but the Kidderminster General Hospital Finance department reports capital expended on Kidderminster hospital in the last 10 years; approximately £25 million has been spent in the last 10 years; £20 million on buildings and £5 million on equipment.Major schemes include: (a) £14 million on Phase VI— new theatre suite, 120 beds and out-patient clinics (completed 1995); (b) £870,000 on Cancer Resource Centre (£350,000 donated)—completed October 1997; (c) £1.5 million on Pathology/Mortuary buildings; (d) £570,000 on X-ray equipment.


Kidderminster General Hospital.