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Shrewsbury Hospital Merger

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the respondees to the consultation on merger between the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal Hospitals were (a) in favour of and (b) against merger. [109698]

The consultation on the proposed merger between the Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals National Health Service Trust and the Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust resulted in a total of 321 responses. Fifty three of these responses were letters and 268 responses were received on the response slip attached to the consultation document.

Primary Diagnosis (ICD10 COO-D48) Cancer (neoplasms) Main operation (OPCS4 W37 to W39) Hip Replacement Operations, (OPCS4 KOI to K71) Heart Operations & Procedures. Cumulative Count of Finished In Year Admission episodes, admissions from waiting list and booked cases by waiting time group NHS Hospitals, Suffolk HA 1997–98 to 2001–02 by Trust
Trust CodeTrustDiagnosis/OperationUnder 3 monthsMore than 3 monthsMore than 6 monthsMore than 9 monthsMore than 12 months
1997–98
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)2422211615
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustHeart Operations50
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint421371128863
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)63624173
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustHeart Operations10
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint271601086531
1998–99
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)213125117
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustHeart Operations691
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint551471118559
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)104026149
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustHeart Operations81111
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint331581076136
1999–2000
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)1731261811
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustHeart Operations55121
RGQIpswich Hospital NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint601471208854
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustCancer (Neoplasms)1534282618
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustHeart Operations19
RGRWest Suffolk Hospitals NHS TrustReplacement of Hip Joint2315113110460

Thirty three written responses and 230 response slips supported the merger proposal. Eleven written responses and 38 response slips opposed the merger.

A further nine written responses were received which gave a qualified support to the proposal.