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Foundation Hospitals

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 1 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Department of Health funding for foundation hospitals will vary according to the revenue a foundation hospital receives from other sources. [108319]

All national health service foundation trusts will be free to generate NHS income through their legally binding contracts with primary care trusts. All NHS foundation trusts will have to observe their terms of authorisation, including any provisions limiting the amount of income they generate from private patient work.