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Infectious Patients

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received concerning a lack of adequate (a) isolation rooms and (b) negative pressure rooms to deal with infectious patients in hospital.[120078]

We have not received any representations on these specific issues. Chief executives were required to carry out a local risk assessment to determine the appropriate provision for isolation facilities within their trusts in 2000.