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Ashford And St Peter's Hospitals Nhs Trust

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make available to the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS trust additional funding to enable the trust to implement immediately the recommendations of the Commission for Health Improvement report on maternity services at the hospitals, published on 31 March. [107198]

The Department welcomes the publication of the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) report into maternity services at the Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals national health service trust. We are currently considering the recommendations contained in the report and will make a formal response shortly. However, it is a matter for the trust, working with the strategic health authority, to produce and implement an action plan for the CHI recommendations relating to the trust.